Social Worker – Mental Health (Care Leavers Service)

Mental Health Social Worker – Future First Care Leavers Service – Wandsworth – Up to £42,710

Social Personnel are delighted to be working with Wandsworth’s Children’s Services to help appoint a qualified social worker to their Future First Care Leavers Service.

About the Team

The Wandsworth Leaving Care Team support young people aged 16-25 who have been in the care of Wandsworth Borough Council, under the Leaving Care Act 2000. We support them to build stable and successful independent adult lives by supporting them to access housing, education/employment, health, leisure activities, stable relationships and support networks. A number of our Care Leavers have diagnosed Mental Health issues and we are looking for a motivated and dynamic qualified Social Worker to join the team as the dedicated Mental Health PA.

We work with over 440 young people in a team which includes over 36 staff members. We are a vibrant and enthusiastic team looking for new people to join us! This year over 13% of our Young People went to University- we want to build on our successes!

About the Role

You will have a caseload of young people who have moderate to acute mental health issues, for whom you are their allocated Personal Advisor.

You will support young people on your caseload to develop a really robust and detailed Pathway Plan that helps them achieve their goals. You will work alongside any allocated Adult’s Social Care Social Worker/Care Coordinators, to support the young person in achieving stability and engaging in appropriate mental health services and support.

Alongside our Therapeutic Service and our Transitions Social Worker within the team, you will be sharing good practice, liaising with Mental Health Services in the community and offering direct work which builds and strengthens Young People’s Emotional wellbeing and positive mental health.

Benefits of the Role

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.  In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

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