Social Worker (Mental Health Older People)






£13.45 Per Hour


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MPA Belfast are recruiting for a Social Worker (Mental Health Older People) for our client, Belfast Trust, based in Ballyclare.


Essential Criteria:

Communicative English, both verbal and written

Hold a recognised Professional qualification in Social Work. 

Have NISCC registration or be eligible for registration or have lodged an application with the NISCC.

Will be required to undertake the ASW Programme within an agreed timeframe with the Directorates Social Work lead (normally within three years maximum)

Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment.

This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.

Effective planning and organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.

Effective communication skills to meet the needs of the post in full.

Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Successful applicants must be prepared to undergo an Access NI check


Job Duties:

To deliver a Social Work Services to individual clients/ families/ groups in keeping with social, emotional and community dimensions of the care of people with mental health problems including dementia and their carers.

To fulfil the role of an approved Social Worker as required.

Social Workers recruited within Mental Health and Learning Disability Services are required to undertake Approved Social Worker training as part of the terms and conditions of this post. 

Candidates who do not have the Approved Social Worker Award will be supported to undertake the programme within the agreed time scale with their line manager.

To be responsible to the Team Leader for direct provision of appropriate services, in accordance with the policy of Northern Trust.

To implement relevant legislation, Department and Trust Policy and procedures, including the Regional Safe Guarding Policy

To maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date records as required by the Trust.

Participate in effective interagency and multi-disciplinary practice.

To develop appropriate packages of domiciliary care to support people with mental health problems or dementia in their own home to obviate the need for residential and/or hospital care.

To be aware of the full range of providers in the community.

Making these records available for clinical, statistical and financial purposes.

Ensuring that the agreed procedures for the referral of clients into the system are followed.

A full job description is available on application.


Additional Information:

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Rates of pay: £13.45 p/hour

Holiday pay accrued from first day of employment

Pension Scheme

Weekly pay

Temporary basis for 6 months provisionally.


If this vacancy appeals to you, please email your CV/contact details or call 028952 11111