Social Worker - CAMHS Horizon

Location: CAMHS Horizon

(There may be a requirement for flexible working enhanced hours or occasional weekend working)

We would like to offer the rare opportunity to work as a Social Worker within the local CAMHS team, taking a lead Safeguarding role alongside one other social work colleague.

You will undertake complex assessments and ongoing direct work with young people and their families and will lead Safeguarding consultations with your Health colleagues.

You will be part of the Deliberate Self Harm assessments and work closely with a range of colleagues within CAMHS liaison and the BRS as well as other partner agencies. With further training you will use other specialist models in your work with children and young people open to CAMHS.

You will have an interest and proven experience in mental health, across the ages of 0-18 and for representing the social model in a multi-disciplinary team. You will be expected to represent CAMHS in wider forums and attend a variety of meetings in your role as Social Worker.

There will be opportunities to work with a wide range of professionals within the team and to further your areas of interest. You will have a clear understanding of local Safeguarding services and processes and be able to identify safeguarding concerns within your own cases and those that are brought to your consultations, that should be referred to the Local authority teams and advise colleagues accordingly.

You will develop and maintain strong links and working relationships with colleagues in SCC and ensure that you remain up to date with Local Authority service developments.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For an initial telephone discussion please contact Lindsey Hunt, BRS Manager on 023 80 834430 or 07787 564612 or Chantal Homan, CAMHS Service and Quality Manager – 07795 046274  

Additional information:

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • For any posts that require a DBS check, if you have lived outside the UK within the last 5 years, you will be required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct or a police certificate from the country/countries you have resided in. Kindly note that this is at the expense of the candidate, as well as any costs involved for translating into English.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
  • The Working Hours for this role are 37 hours per week.
  • You Must have a Social Worker Qualification.

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website: or click on the 'Apply for this job' button below.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against, you will need to detail how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033 or

To apply for the position please select the 'Apply for this job' button at the bottom of the page.

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