To participate in the activities of an Integrated Community Mental Health Team receiving requests for and under-taking holistic assessments of client’s needs and commissioning packages of care working across professional boundaries when required.
Undertake Community Care assessments when required by Team Manager or on receipt of referral from other professionals.
Design and organise suitable packages of care having undertaken financial assessments and ensured that adequate resources are available in conjunction with carers, relatives and statutory and independent sector agencies.
Liaise with other local authority services i.e. old age psychiatry, learning disability, drugs and alcohol, partner agencies, providers and informal service users and carers to seek to meet needs in the most efficient and appropriate way.
Monitor and review service user needs and provision on a regular basis.
Provide direct service and support to individuals and families, and their carers.
Collaborate with colleagues within the Health and Social Care Teams.
Participate with Team Manager in supervision, staff development and ERDP.
Participate in office duty system when required.
Maintain case records, both electronic and manual, provide information for performance indicators, unfulfilled procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policy practices and procedures.
Health and Safety.
Experience of working in a Health/Social Care setting.
Demonstrable understanding of main issues facing Community Care.
Experience of case management within a multi-agency setting.
Relevant professional qualification in Social Work e.g. DipSW, CQSW.
Mental Health Officer qualification.
Effective communication skills (written and oral).
Ability to manage change.
Effective record keeping skills.
Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.
Experience of monitoring and evaluating services.
Ability to manage own workload.
Competent use of IT equipment, software and good keyboards skills.
Effective assessment and organisational skills.
Ability to negotiate and liaise in relation to care management.
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Effective team player.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in partnership in a multi-professional way.
Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
Willingness to accept direction/delegation.
Must be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service.
Ability to reconcile demands/ wishes against needs and financial pressures.
Ability to work in an open plan office.
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements.
Closing Date: 28 April 2019
Starting Salary: £35,569
£18.87 per hour
36.25 Hours per week
Proposed interview date: 23 May 2019
For further information contact: Kirsteen Pyett – 01343 567464
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