Warrington Under 65 Assessment & Care Management Team welcome applications from qualified social workers.

As a qualified Social Worker you will act as a Mental Health Link worker and be the key contact for a small number of mental health supported living schemes in the Warrington area. As a Mental Health Link Worker you will maintain regular contact with settings/provider/client’s and provide a more proactive approach to care management. Link workers will have full information on support hours / model of support / staffing and good insight of the service and the tenants. You will provide a care management role to the Individuals residing in the schemes and review their support plans as and when required.

You will be based with the Mental Health Care Management Team and work closely with the senior practitioner who will also perform the role of Mental Health Link Worker. Together you will work in close connection with the business improvement officer who will maintain a key advisory and oversight role to support the link workers, providers and commissioners and feed into wider strategic considerations and planning for mental health supported living services.

There are 2 roles which are both full time (37 hours p/w) and fixed term until 01/02/2025.

This is an exciting time to join our existing team at the new building and office suites situated in the heart of Warrington with easy access to parking facilities and accessible to the Town Centre which offers a variety of local amenities.

Here at Warrington we are committed in how our Social Workers play a fundamental role in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our town. We provide Social Workers with the opportunity to use a strength-based approach to deliver high quality care and support to promote positive outcomes for the lives of people of Warrington.  Our vision and values are focused on working in partnerships to shape a health and social care system to be proud of; one that’s fit for the future and built to last. The Under 65 service primarily works with people under the age of 65 years with a diverse range of complex needs including Physical Disability, Mental Health, Learning Disability, Acquired Brain Injury and Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

The service is currently undergoing a redesign moving into specialist teams. Currently there are 4 teams based on geographical areas in Warrington; Central, East, South and West. The redesign will see the implementation of 4 x newly created specialist teams. The teams will be 2 x Mental Health, 1 x Learning Disability and 1 x Generic (Neurodiversity, Physical Disability, Acquired Brain Injury and Sensory needs). Each team is supported by a Team Manager, a Senior Practitioner, Experienced Social Workers, Social Workers (including ASYE) and Community Care Workers. The teams also have access to administration support.

The roles you will be applying for will be based in a mental health team. Previous experience working in the field of mental health social work is preferred however not essential.

We provide our Social Workers with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge through training and professional development with Court of Protection, S42 Adult Safeguarding Enquiries, Continuing Health Care, Best Interest Decisions and Mental Capacity Assessments. You will work within the legislation of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act to deliver personalised assessments, support planning and reviews to achieve holistic outcomes. We are looking for people with a can-do attitude and in return, as a valued member you will be fully supported with your caseload.

Grade 8 Experienced Social workers have the opportunity for career progression and can go on to undertake training to become an Approved Mental Health Professional role (AMHP) Practice Educator (PE) and Best Interest Assessor (BIA) roles. We value our staff and are keen to invest in their progression and career development

Following successful completion of your probationary period you will have the opportunity to join the Out of Hours service for which you would be paid an additional payment on top of your salary.

If you would like to discuss the roles in the Under 65 Assessment & Care Management service prior to application, please email Jayne Hatton Service Manager for the Under 65 Assessment & Care Management Service jhatton@warrington.gov.uk

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

If you are a permanent WBC employee you will need to apply for this fixed term position as an internal secondment opportunity and will need to discuss this with your current line manager prior to applying.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer