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Social Worker - Mental Health

Scale Points 32 - 39 + up to 4 additional increments for practicing as an AMHP

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Adult Social Services
Scale Points 32 - 39 + up to 4 additional increments for practicing as an AMHP
Full time 35 hours per week
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Islington Early Intervention Service, 4 Greenland Road, London NW1 0AS
SCP 32 - 39 £31,953 - £38,007 p.a. + up to 4 increments for practising as an AMPH
22/04/2018 23:59

Social Worker - Mental Health (Islington Early Intervention Service)

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Social Worker to join a forward thinking and innovative service. Islington Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIS) is recruiting to their team working with service users experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP).

Islington EIS is a well-established, multi-disciplinary team serving the culturally diverse London Borough of Islington. The team promotes a full symptomatic and social recovery, with an emphasis on assisting service users into valued education and occupation. The team also has a strong research ethic, with the team participating in several multi-Centre studies. Islington EIS has been working with FEP clients aged 18-65 since 2012.

The service aims are:

  • To offer early assessment, diagnosis and treatment of FEP.
  • To offer person centered, individual, culturally sensitive care, with an emphasis on increasing stability, skill development and developing social roles.
  • To maximize both symptomatic and social recovery after a first episode of psychosis through effective engagement with service users.
  • To minimize the service user’s first experiences of service contact being disconcerting or stigmatizing.
  • To support and educate carers, and involve them as fully as possible in service users’ care. 

The successful applicant will be a qualified Social Worker (preferably an AMHP) with experience of supporting individuals (and their families) with psychosis in a community setting and of managing a caseload. Qualified AMHPs will be required to participate in the Islington AMHP duty rota for Mental Health Act Assessments. Additionally there will be an emphasis on Safeguarding and Social Care issues.

The successful applicants will be encouraged to develop their leadership skills, supervise junior staff and will deputise for the Team Manager at times. Other development activities include peer support, regular supervision and participation in the EIS training programme.

Applicants are advised the selection process will comprise of a written test and interview.

Closing date: Sunday 22 April 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: Week commencing Monday 7 May 2018

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Georgiana Smith, Team Manager on 020 3317 6610 or at

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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