Surrey County Council delivers high-quality care for service-users with mental health and substance misuse needs. We are leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation, and a recovery-focused approach.
Our goal is for customers to be able to make informed choices about the services they use, be more in control of their care, and to become active citizens within their community.
Community Mental Health Recovery Services offer day-to-day support for adults aged 18-64 with enduring or mental ill-health.
Community Mental Health Teams offer support to people over the age of 65 with mental illness, cognitive function deterioration or dementia.
Mental Health services are delivered through the integrated partnership of Surrey County Council and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Listed below are some of the key roles in the Mental Health Team, more roles and jobs can be found by visiting our search for adult social care jobs webpage.
Mental Health Social Worker
As a Mental Health Social Worker you will lead on and complete holistic assessments of the social care needs of individuals by working in line with the Integrated Health and Care Pathway and in partnership with individuals, carers, professional staff in other agencies and service providers to establish arrangements and services that meet their assessed needs and promote independence, choice and control.
You will be expected to manage a caseload of individuals and carers where the support plan/care plan has been put in place and may need specific support, close monitoring, frequent review, or where interventions to minimise and manage risk or maintain protection plans may be required.
Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
You will be expected to understand the recovery model and promote this way of working with service users, carers and health colleagues.
You will carry out assessments and reviews of individuals, carers and families who need specific support, protection or advice to ensure that their needs are met and they are safeguarded.
You will also manage a caseload to provide additional support or guidance to identify needs of those who may need close monitoring or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk, or where best interest decisions may be required.
AMHPs will be expected to undertake statutory Mental Health Act assessments on a rota basis.
Senior Approved Mental Health Professional (SAMHP)
As a Senior Approved Mental Health Professional you will manage operational service delivery, making sure that people are enabled and supported to identify options and take choices in commissioning resources that meet assessed needs, defined outcomes, preferred lifestyle choices and promote and maintain independence. You will support Service Managers to manage a team of staff delivering mental health care services, working within integrated multi-disciplinary teams and taking responsibility for service quality and performance, case work and resources.
You will take direct day-to-day operational responsibility for a range of services associated with the care pathway, which could include initial contact, information provision and orientation to service provision, assessment of needs, assisted reablement (and rehabilitation from health partners), including providing access to specialist facilities and home care, supported self-assessment, support planning, budget determination, making sure support plans are met through a range of different service provision, and carrying out risk assessments and reviews.
Social Worker – Older People Community Mental Health Service
You will provide a social care service to older people living in the community and to the inpatient units within Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, offering support and advice on discharge arrangements and community support.
You will manage a caseload of individuals and carers who require additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs and who may need close monitoring or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk or where best interest decisions may be required.