Mental Health Social Worker – City & Hackney Community Rehabilitation & Recovery Service

Job details


GBP £37,413 to £44,373 37413


PO2 - PO4


Children, Adults & Community Health


Adult Services

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent / Fixed Term - Full Time

Closing date


City & Hackney Community Rehabilitation & Recovery Service

Fixed term / secondment – 12 month

PO2 – Mental Health Social Worker / PO3 – PO4 – Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

City & Hackney Rehabilitation & Recovery Service provide care co-ordination for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in Hackney. In addition we provide regular reviews for all service users placed in funded accommodation, both within and outside of the borough and provide specialist case management for service users to facilitate moves back into borough. The teams focus is on supporting service users towards greater independence, building their confidence and ultimately enabling service users to step down to less supported or more appropriate accommodation. Team members work with housing providers and commissioners ensuring that placements are delivering high quality care within cost efficient parameters. In addition the team jointly run an 11 bedded rehabilitation project with Look Ahead and manage the Clozapine Clinic.

We are currently recruiting a Mental Health Social Worker to join our integrated community mental health team.

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 have is essential for this post, as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach and Case Management.

Significant experience of working in an adult mental health setting or delivering a mental health service is required. We welcome applicants that are qualified AMPH’s, or social workers who are willing to undertake training in this area. You will be qualified in CQSW or DipSW or equivalent, HCPC registered; and have experience of working in inner city urban areas.

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.

Please include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 26 January 2020
Interviews:  11 February 2020

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.