Social Care

Mental Health Social Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

  • To provide a high quality and effective mental health social work service to the residents of the London Borough of Hackney.
  • To respond to the needs of adults with mental disorder and their carers in a timely manner, within the boundaries of statutory legislation, and with regard to individual circumstances.
  • To assess need using strength-based approach and effectively manage risk.
  • To plan and deliver outcome focused interventions linked to promoting independence & social inclusion.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To provide duty cover, to assist in the prioritisation, allocation and support for referrals or in providing immediate professional guidance in crisis issues, arranging immediate support to manage risk and escalating issues of concern to more senior practitioners.
  • To establish good working relationships with local GP practices and health centres in order to better meet the mental health needs of individual clients in order to     provide back-up support to the GPs and practice staff in their efforts to deal with the mental health needs of their patients.
  • To establish and maintain close working relationships with inpatient wards, hospital based services, community based teams and other community/voluntary sector services in order to be best placed to assist those under your care to navigate health and social care systems.
  • To attend regular team meetings and other meetings as required by Senior Practitioners or Operational Leads.
  • To have regular supervision provided by a designated manager from Health or Social Services.


  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Registration with Social Work England.
  • Experience of working in a secondary mental health community team as a qualified member of staff implementing the recovery model of care.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-professional team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to engage with people with serious mental health problems in a holistic manner, promoting recovery and client focussed care plans.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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