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Deputy Team Manager- Access and Assesment

London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£36,669-£41,124 per annum including 2 increments for shift working
Thorpe Coombe Hospital, 714 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/09/2014 at 23:30 PM
London Borough Of Waltham Forest


Waltham Forest Mental Health Services are provided in close conjunction with the North East London NHS Foundation Trust. Our services have a focus on recovery and maximising the independence of service users with significant mental health problems.

We aim to offer a holistic and personalised service which is needs-led and geared towards enabling service users to fulfil their potential.

We currently have a number of vacancies and would welcome applications from suitably qualified practitioners.

You will play a key role in the management of the community recovery team including responsibility for the supervision of staff and for ensuring performance targets are met in our expanding Access and Assessment Team which deals with initial referrals and short-term focussed work.

Ideally, you should be a qualified AMHP willing to participate in the borough-wide duty service and will also manage a small complex caseload of clients with severe and enduring mental health problems.

The post would suit an experienced social worker keen to develop their management and supervisory skills without having to sacrifice all contact with service users.

You will work closely with other clinical leads to ensure referrals to the team are assessed rapidly and that risks are evaluated. This service is extending its hours of operation from early October and this will require the candidate to work flexible hours.

If you want to be involved in a rapidly evolving service with good links to other statutory and voluntary agencies, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the role contact Philip Greenstone, Social Work Lead, Tel: 0300 5551250

Shortlisting :     By 1st October 2014

Interview date:  To be arranged


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

• Promoting equality of opportunity

• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels

• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply

Application Information

The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative.

For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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