Job details


GBP £38,442 to £45,594 38442


PO2 - PO4


Children, Adults & Community Health


Adult Services

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time / Part Time

Closing date


1x Part-Time (18 hours per week) – North Hackney Recovery Team

1x Full-Time (36 hours per week) – Community Mental Health Care for Older People Team

Hackney Council are looking for two Mental Health Social Workers. One to join the North Hackney Recovery Team (on a part-time job-share basis of 18 hours per week) and one to join the Community Mental Health Care for Older People Team and Diagnostic Memory Clinic (on a full-time basis of 36 hours per week).

The North Hackney Recovery Team provides an assertive and responsive service to adults 18 – 65 years who experience severe and enduring mental health illness within the borough of Hackney.  We respond to the needs of adults with a mental disorder and their carers in a timely manner, within the boundaries of statutory legislation, and with regard to individual circumstances. 

We assess needs using a person centred and recovery focus approach in conjunction with effectively assessing and managing risk. We plan and deliver outcome focused interventions linked to promoting independence, social inclusion and recovery. We support people to build resilience and restore quality of life using a bio-psycho-social model.   The MDT team works collaboratively with service users and their carers/supporters to continually improve the service.  

Your enthusiasm for providing a high quality service will be matched by your ability to work collaboratively with service users who are experiencing a range of mental health and social care needs, as well as providing support and assessment to their carers and families. An excellent understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach and Case Management.

The Community Mental Health Care for Older People Team and Diagnostic Memory Clinic provides person and family-centred care for older people aged 65 years and over with complex and severe functional mental illness (including schizophrenia, Bipolar affective disorder, Emotional Unstable Personality disorder, depression, anxiety) and organic illness – Dementia living in City and Hackney area of London. 

This is an exciting opportunity as it is a new role within the team. This role requires extensive experience within a mental health setting combined with experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of making full psycho-social assessments and writing reports is also essential for this role. 

For both roles, you will be Social Work England registered and have a CQSW/DIPSW and AMHP qualification or equivalent. Evidence of continual professional development is also key to this role.

Please note, an Enhanced DBS is required.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. 

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2021

Interviews: 11-12 February 2021

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.