Social Care

Mental Health Social Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

  • To listen and connect with adults and carers to promote their well-being and to maximise independence and access to community resources.
  • To work intensely with adults to regain control of their lives when a crisis occurs and support people to plan for the future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with adults, using a strength based approach, who have complex or fluctuating needs and require intensive support to reduce and manage those risks.
  • Working in partnership and engaging with other professionals to ensure there is a multi-agency approach which enables the adult and/or their carer to live as independently as possible.
  • Supporting the professional and practice development of social care workers, newly qualified social workers and level 2 social workers within teams through reflective practice, peer support, mentoring and ‘buddy’ system.
  • Supporting and promoting opportunities for students within the team, including shadowing.
  • Representing the service, adults and carers’ views at a range of meetings and exchange information, make decisions and review progress.
  • Engaging with adults and their carers using a strengths-based approach to identify available resources to meet their needs (wherever possible).
  • Building excellent and effective relationships with other agencies and the local community to sign-post when appropriate.


  • Social Work Degree.
  • Registration with Social Work England.
  • Significant experience in Social Work, including assessment and support planning with both individuals and carers to improve their well-being.
  • Significant experience of using community resources, family and natural networks of support to create sustainable packages of care for individuals and help prevent, reduce or delay the need for statutory services.
  • Specialist knowledge of theories and practice relating to Social Work to achieve successful outcomes for adults and carers.
  • Assessment and support planning skills relating to work with adults and carers including those with complex needs.
  • 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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