Mental Health Inpatient Link Worker

A Local Authority in Derbyshire are seeking Adults Social Workers to join their Working Age Adults Team as a Mental Health Inpatient Link Worker.



Benefits for you as a Locum Adults Social Worker:



  • Competitive pay rates of up to £38.20 per hour (Umbrella)

  • Flexible working opportunities available

  • Supportive management team and regular supervision

  • An opportunity to further enhance your CV and skillset



Your responsibilities as a Locum Adults Social Worker:



  • Establish good practices in relation to timely discharge and link into a Virtual discharge hub

  • Promoting and safeguarding the rights of patients, ensuring capacity considerations are embedded throughout the admission

  • Fulfilling the Councils responsibilities under the Care Act 2014, including Prevention and conducting Safeguarding Enquiries

  • Providing a social perspective to inpatient assessment, enabling positive risk taking in relation to discharge with a discharge to assess approach

  • Promoting a home first and community focus of admission and discharge, educating staff on this approach, process, and perspective in relation to the social care responsibilities

  • Supporting the virtual discharge hub in understanding the roles and function of social care, and supporting efficient referral pathways, support planning and funding requests

  • Participate and ensure the Delayed Transfers of care (DTOCs) procedure is implemented correctly in a fair and objective manner

  • Ensuring the implementation of s117 policy and clear consideration of aftercare needs are recorded

  • Linking in with Social Care colleagues to feedback on patient progress and any barriers to discharge



Requirements of you as a Locum Adults Social Worker:



  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)

  • A valid Social Work England registration

  • Have competent knowledge and experience of Community work

  • A valid UK driving licence and vehicle is preferred for this role



Location: Derby


Umbrella pay rate: Up to £38.20 per hour




Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Charles Hunter Associates directly and speak to Cassie Ferguson



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