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Senior Social Worker - Mental Health - Cambridge (Quick Apply!)

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£38,447 - £41,412
Union House, Cambridge
Closing date:
06 January 2022 at midnight
The Mental Health Team have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Social Worker based in Cambridge. This offers a chance to work in a unique part of Cambridgeshire, with a diverse population and many opportunities and challenges. There will also be the opportunity to develop a supervisory role.

If you have a flexible positive attitude, are passionate about promoting service user’s independence & rights, and the role of the social worker and are a qualified AMHP, then this is the ideal role for you. If you are not yet a qualified AMHP, you should be willing to complete the required training as soon as possible. Come and join our team!

There are tonnes of benefits that are very specific to Mental Health Teams. These include:
• Opportunities in both Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust for development, as well as specialist and individual training.
• Working in a multi-disciplinary team with Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists Psychologists and Psychiatrists. There are weekly clinical meetings where you can bring cases you want to speak about and get professional advice, achieving the best outcomes for service users.
• Clear professional pathways and opportunities for progression including opportunities for funded training to become an AMHP. One of our social workers state: “I was supported to do both my Practice Educator training and my AMHP training within 3 years of joining the team. As well as the additional training, I’ve progressed from Social Worker, to Senior Social Worker, and more recently to Social Work Manager thanks to the incredible development opportunities available to me”.
• Supportive managers who promote a culture where you feel safe in your practice. As one social worker comments “the managers give you autonomy to be able to make decisions. They trust you as a Social Worker to know what’s best for the service users you work with”.
• A commitment to consistently prioritising supervision.
• A dedication to Social Worker’s wellbeing with regular mindfulness sessions.

All this plus a relocation package of up to £8,000, generous annual leave entitlement (28 days plus Bank Holidays) and flexible working opportunities.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role, please contact social work manager Emma Queally on email Alternatively, contact Hannah for an informal chat on or call our hotline: 01223 699263. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the website, please call the Helpdesk on 0300 126 7777.

This is a rolling campaign and candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply. The opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

IMPORTANT: This role will require you to enter the premises of a CQC-registered care home as part of your employment. Regulations which come into force from 11th November will require employees over 18 who enter CQC-registered care homes in England to have completed a full course of authorised COVID-19 vaccine doses at least 2 weeks before 11th November, unless they have a medical exemption. As part of your pre-employment checks you will need to provide evidence of your vaccinations or medical exemption. Your employment will not commence until this evidence is received.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.


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