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Specialist Mental Health Social Workers / Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.

In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.

What is the job role?

This is a fabulous opportunity to specialise within our  Community Mental Health Teams in Coventry.  We have three specialist posts available which would suit experienced social workers / Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Coventry is a modern, growing, culturally and ethnically diverse City.  The City has a worldwide reputation for Peace and Reconciliation. We are proud to be socially inclusive.  We are at the heart of the busy and industrial Midlands and yet surrounded by beautiful rural Warwickshire which is minutes away. Being well served by extensive road and rail networks, Coventry is easily accessed from most parts of the Country.

You will be supporting people living with a range of mental health challenges including psychosis, mood disorders, and self-harming behaviours.   The Teams are fully multi-disciplinary and embrace strength-based recovery practices, Safeguarding, The Care Act, Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts.

Post One:           Forensic Mental Health Social Woker

Salary:                £36648 - £49498 dependant on qualifications and experience 

You will work from  Swanswell Point in Coventry and will help deliver a social work service for Coventry people who are subject to restriction orders under the Mental Health Act. This will also include people who live with a mental disorder and are at risk of criminal behaviours. The role will include liaison work with the Police, Probation, The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements panel, The Ministry of Justice and colleagues across mental health and adult social care services including the regional secure units at Reaside Clinic, The Tamarind Centre and Ardenleigh. 

You will be part of a small team of mental health professionals including psychology and Community Nurses, Social Workers, and Peer Support Workers. You will be joining a newly formed and developing team and have opportunities for specialist training and development.

Post Two:  Social Worker / AMHP - RISE (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Crisis & Home Treatment Team

Salary:          £31364 - £49498 Dependant on qualifications and experience.

Based at Whitestone Clinic in Nuneaton, RISE (CAMHS) is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. The Crisis & Home Treatment Team within RISE provides timely and urgent assessment and support to young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

You will ideally have a background and interest in mental health, and passion and experience working with children and young people.

The role will involve providing a social work perspective in mental health assessments and risk assessments, demonstrating a holistic understanding of mental health and communication skills with children, young people and their families. You will be expected to participate and contribute in the delivery of discharge planning and the implementation of multi-disciplinary plans,  in order to reduce delayed discharges or unnecessary acute and psychiatric hospital stays for children. This will involve liaison with children's social care teams, health teams and other organisations/sectors, and co-ordinating safeguarding processes. You will be expected to have knowledge of the Children's Act 1989, and the Mental Health Act 1983, as well as the associated policies and procedures, including Transforming Care. You will also attend and contribute to team Continual Professional Development training, case discussions and learning, specifically around safeguarding and social care issues.

Post Three: Mental Health Social Worker Autism Pathway

Salary:        £31364 - £49498: dependant on qualifications and   experience.

The Young Adults Autism Intensive Support Team works with individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 with a diagnosed Autism who are at risk of admission to hospital because of secondary mental health challenges. The Team is a multi-disciplinary team, comprising of nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and psychiatry. You will work  with a wide range of professionals from both Coventry and Warwickshire, with specific focus on the Transforming Care Agenda, in addition to working  towards specific interventions embracing the Care Programme Approach, The Care Act, Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts.

You will be based at Paybody Clinic on Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry.       

For all posts, we operate a flexible / hybrid working week and you will be office based at least 2 days a week.

Keen to join the team? If you feel you fit the criteria then apply today!

To find out further information and for an informal discussion please contact Simon McGarry or Mat Bilbe by email at or  or call on 024 7697 6256. Virtual meetings / video calls  can also be arranged at times to suit.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Social Work England Registered Social Workers with a passion for promoting independence and  aiding recovery from the effects of  mental health disorders. (Please supply your registration number with your application).

The successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Working knowledge of and application of  MHA, MCA, The Care Act and Children’s Act
  • A working knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Excellent risk assessment and management skills
  • Organisation, recording and workload management skills
  • Diplomacy, negotiating, listening skills.
  • Be able to work in collaboration with people with lived experiences, carers and colleagues.
  • To work as part of a team 
  • Have autonomy and decision-making skills
  • Develop personal home treatment plans
  • Good IT skills
  • Have a vision for your own career development and future training
  • Resilience, flexibility, stamina and a great sense of humour!

In return you will benefit from:

  • Be welcomed in joining a highly professional and thoroughly hard working, friendly team
  • Group and individual professional supervision from the Team Leader / Team Manager / AMHP Lead within the team
  • Excellent in house and external training opportunities.
  • Opportunities to experience and present at various professional forums including our Pre-Court Legal Panel and AMHP Forums
  • Highly competitive salary with career development opportunities

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

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Please note your application form may be shortlisted during the period of the advert and if you are successful you will be invited to attend an interview before the closing date. The advert will close on Sunday 28th of July. Please indicate on your application form which post(s) you are interested in.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'. If there is any evidence of a candidate using AI to complete their application, then the application will be rejected unless the candidate can provide a justification which the Council considers to be reasonable.

Interview date(s): TBC


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council


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