Social Care

Mental Health Social Worker

Job description

Archer Resourcing have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join the Mental Health Team in Islington.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health team alongside colleagues employed by the NHS and other agencies.
  • Managing a caseload of service users with a diagnosis of either a mental disorder and/or dementia.
  • Taking responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young person’s / vulnerable adults in your care and those who you come into contact with.
  • Undertaking assessments of service user’s mental health or dementia needs as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Supporting service users and carers to undertake self-assessments as appropriate and to access direct payments.
  • Giving evidence at Mental Health Tribunals and Managers Hearings as required.
  • Advising on welfare rights and making referrals to the Maximising Income Team when required.
  • Working alongside and build close links with legal and housing to support complex and vulnerability service users, responding in a timely manner for information and reports.
  • Ensuring that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act, GDPR and other legislation , national and local policy and guidance.
  • Undertaking duties as directly by team manager or any other senior as directed and as service demands.


  • Diploma or Degree in Social Work
  • Registration with Social Work England
  • Knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant Social Services legislation and guidance relating to the provision of services for adult client groups, and in particular people with mental health problems.
  • 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.


  • Duration: 3 – 6 months initially
  • Hours: 9 – 5 ~ Hybrid

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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