Senior Social Worker (Community Mental Health)
graduate job
Expires11 days

Senior Social Worker (Community Mental Health)

Job description

We are seeking a registered social worker to join our multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health team in the Links Community Mental Health team, Adamsdown, Cardiff. The Links Centre is situated in the heart of a multi-cultural community and is a large, dynamic team dealing with individuals presenting with a wide range of mental health conditions, their carers and families. This is a full-time post of 37 hours per week.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

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What we are looking for

  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation is essential along with experience of working with people with mental health difficulties. Previous experience of working within a mental health setting is preferable and you should have a proven record of supervision of staff.
  • Ideally you will be an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) for which an AMHP payment is applicable.
  • You will be confident at assessing the needs of citizens and their carers and be familiar with the requirements of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
  • You will also be able to undertake risk assessments and develop associated care plans and risk management plans.
  • You should be prepared to undertake appropriate training and be able to work under pressure.
  • A full valid driving licence and the use of a car during working hours are required for which an appropriate allowance will be paid.


You will need to have a degree in social work or equivalent.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Should you have any questions after receiving the full job description and person specification please contact Sarah Skelly, Social Work Team Manager in the Links Centre on (029) 20335555 or Ruth Evans, Acting Integrated Manager, also on (029) 20335555.
Previous applicants for this post need not re-apply.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29/06/2018

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Closing date: 29/06/2018


Additional job details


£32,233 - £36,153

Working hoursFull-time

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