Senior Practitioner – Social Worker – Adult Service

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £52,059 to £54,135 52059 - PO5
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Adults, Health & Integration
Adult Services
Closing date

Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities.

Hackney Council is looking for a Senior Practitioner Social Worker to join TheCommunity Mental Health Care for Older People Team and Diagnostic memory clinic.

This team provides person and family-centred care for older people aged 65 yearsand 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. Together with the Operational Lead you will manage and oversee the Community Mental Health Carefor Older People Team and provide high quality and effective assessments ofindividuals with mental health problems and cognitive impairment referred to theservice.

This role requires extensive experience within a mental health setting combined withexperience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of making fullpsycho-social assessments and writing reports is also essential for this role. You willbe Social Work England registered and have a CQSW/DIPSW and AMHP qualificationor equivalent. Evidence of continual professional development is also key to thisrole.

Please note, an Enhanced DBS is required for this post.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

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.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 10 December 2023 (22.59)

Interview date:  January 2024

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 age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. 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.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: