This is an opportunity to join a front line service with scope to influence and improve pathways for adult mental health service users within a team of experienced, supportive and motivated staff.
The Single Point of Access/Emotional Wellbeing Service (SPA/EWS) is a new and developing multi-disciplinary team which provides a service to people who are working age adults and registered with a GP practice in the City of Sheffield.
The service operates between the hours of 8:00am until 8:00pm and works across two sites. The SPA component is situated within the Northern General Hospital site as part of the Crisis Hub. The EWS component is situated at Netherthorpe House. Post holders will be expected to rotate across the 2 sites.
SPA provides the first point of contact for anybody accessing Mental Health services in Sheffield. The team provides an in depth triage and assessment process with the potential for follow up sessions within the Emotional Wellbeing Service to offer care and treatment and/or signpost the service user to the most appropriate care pathway for their needs.
Situated at the Longley Centre within the Crisis Hub, Single Point of Access works alongside the Out of Hours team, the Home Treatment team, the Central AMHP Team and partner organisations across the public and private sector to facilitate access to appropriate care, treatment and support.
You will need to be an experienced social worker with a history of working in a multi disciplinary mental health setting and working with people in a crisis. Skills in assessing, planning, evaluating and managing care are essential as is a working knowledge of social care management. Knowledge and understanding of PDR and supervision processes are also essential requirements for the post. Additionally, you will need to possess excellent communication skills, be motivated, able to work independently, and as part of a multidisciplinary team and with other partnership agencies. You should have a positive approach to meeting the needs of our service users and be able to demonstrate continued professional development. There will be further opportunities for training and development.
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates are to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.