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Social worker

  • Job reference: DH08009
  • Location: Morden, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Merton council are currently recruiting for an Adult Social worker to work in a Hospital Team.

Key Purpose of Job
*To be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Mental Health team and be responsible for taking an active and regular role in the daytime Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) rota, which covers working age groups. This will include statutory assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) for consideration of compulsory admission to hospital, Community Treatment Orders, Guardianship and related duties.
*To have clear responsibilities for the safeguarding of adults and children and for operating in a manner consistent with Human Rights legislation.

List Key Duties and accountabilities of the post
*To carry out the process of MHA assessments, consistent with legal and statutory
*To identify the least restrictive options and to act as an autonomous professional,
consistent with the mental health legislation and associated Codes of Practice.
*To engage and support Nearest Relatives when undertaking statutory work.
*To provide support and advice to colleagues in relation to statutory work; including
Community Treatment Orders, Guardianship, Mental Health Tribunals and MCA issues.
* To carry our care co-ordination tasks and develop therapeutic relationships as appropriate,
to facilitate engagements with the service.
* To carry out statutory duties and care co-ordination to patients detained outside of the
*To identify safeguarding adults concerns and implement safeguarding policies and
processes for individual cases.
*To take part in Child in Need and Child Protection safeguarding procedures as required.
*To identify and act upon situations where children may be at risk, working with appropriate
agencies as required.
*To carry a varied case load and to have a good working knowledge of a range of mental
health problems including co-morbid, drug, alcohol or personality disorders as required

Free Payroll Service*
SCS will fund the £9 a week fee via ARCH Umbrella company! if you secure a Qualified Social worker role.
Candidate Referral Bonus
SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!
(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)

Find your own job bonus
SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency you must be placed in the role for 4weeks before payment can be made!

Permanent Qualified Social Worker Bonus*
If you are placed in to a permanent position by SCS we will pay £250 after you have completed 12 weeks in the role!

Subsidised training
SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development

Loyalty Reward Scheme
SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Delanie Heyes at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email