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Mental Health Social Worker (070437) –

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Grade –  J-K 
Vacancy Hours – 37
Contract Type – Permanent  

Base: 2 posts available. 1-Scarbororugh Central.  1- Whitby, Scarborough North
Weekend Working- No 

Shortlisting 06.09.2022
Interviews 13.09.2022-14.09.2022
Venue for Interview -MST 

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Mental Health team within
North Yorkshire County Council. If you’re an individual who thrives on working
in a field where no two days are ever the same, in a rewarding and fast paced
environment, this is the role for you. As a Mental Health Social Worker you
will work closely in partnership with a variety of teams and agencies,
including the opportunity to work collaboratively with Tees Esk and Wear Valley
NHS (TEWV). Which will involve working with service users on an inpatient
psychiatric ward. You’ll benefit from being part of a team of diverse
disciplines, including Approved Mental Health professionals, psychiatric
nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, support time recovery workers ,
occupational therapists to name a few. You will be instrumental in promoting
the mental health social care service amongst our internal and external
partners. The recovery model is at the forefront of a mental health social
workers practice. Whilst you will be undertaking assessment under the care act,
you will work with individuals in a person centered way utilising their unique
strengths and celebrating individuality. 

This will be reflected in the assessment and support plans that you complete in
collaboration with the service users you support, to ensure the individuals you
support are receiving meaningful interventions that make a positive difference
to the lives they choose to lead. We believe that a person’s community and
social networks play a vital role in ensuring that we achieve the best outcomes
for people. It will therefore be part of your role to think creatively when
looking for solutions for individual needs. A background in mental health would
of course be beneficial, but is not essential for this role. 

We believe that a positive attitude, a tenacity for learning /developing and a
passion for supporting individuals to achieve their maximum potential is the
desired attributes of applicants interested in undertaking this role. You’ll
receive training and be given the opportunity to further your understanding of
a wide range of mental illnesses and be encouraged via annual appraisal and
supervision to build on your own professional interests within the mental
health field.  You will act as Safeguarding Enquiry Officer, undertake
Mental Capacity Assessment and Best Interests decision making and be
responsible for complex case management. There may also be the opportunity for
you to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional as posts become
available through the service. 

You will benefit from routine supervision from a dedicated line manager, with
opportunity for constructive feedback and reflection on practice. We welcome
applications from newly qualified Social Workers and offer support through

Candidates must be highly focussed, committed and adaptable individuals who
have an aptitude to work in a fast paced environment and have good
organisational and communication skills. If you would like to join our great
team, we would like to hear from you! 

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Emma Lyth via mobile
or e-mail: 07773574303.

Job Description.docx


Reward Booklet.pdf

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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