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At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:
  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

An opportunity has arisen to join a forward thinking and innovative service. Camden Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIS) is recruiting to their team working with service users experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP) .

EIS is a well-established, multi-disciplinary team serving the culturally diverse London Borough of Islington....

Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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EIS is a well-established, multi-disciplinary team serving the culturally diverse London Borough of Islington. EIS has a strong research ethic, with the team participating in several multi-centre studies. The age range is 14-65; a small co-located CAMHS team work with the 14-18 year olds.

The service aims are:

• To offer early assessment, diagnosis and treatment of FEP.
• To offer person centred, individual, culturally sensitive care, with an emphasis on increasing stability, skill development and developing social roles.
• To maximise both symptomatic and social recovery after a first episode of psychosis through effective engagement with service users.
• To minimise the service user's first experiences of service contact being disconcerting or stigmatising
• To support and educate carers, and involve them as fully as possible in service users' care.

The successful applicant will be a qualified Social Worker / AMHP and will be expected to carry a generic caseload, as well as participating in the Islington AMHP duty rota for Mental Health Act Assessments. Additionally there will be an emphasis on Safeguarding and Social Care issues.

The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop their leadership skills, supervise junior staff and will deputise for the Team Manager at times. Other development activities include peer support, regular supervision and participation in the EIS training programme.

Applicants are advised the selection process will comprise of a written test and interview.

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.  We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.
Job Sector
Social Care
Job Position
Approved Social Worker
£33,660.00 - £43,307.00 / year
London, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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