Working in Mental Health services in Kent

The Kent County Council Mental Health Social Work service forms part of a Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service which has been jointly commissioned with Public Health and Clinical Commissioning Groups. It forms a key part of an integrated pathway across the voluntary sector, primary and secondary care and includes public health initiatives. This is to ensure appropriate, timely and cost-effective interventions for vulnerable people in Kent.

Community mental health and forensic social care staff have been directly line managed by KCC since 1 October 2018. The staff are based with health colleagues and work as part of a multidisciplinary team. From 1 April 2019, we will also assume line management of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AHMP) service. The mental health social work service works across community, primary and secondary care. The service is based on recovery and social inclusion principles.

Work for us

We are looking for social care staff to join us in a range of posts. You will have protected professional development time to build on and/ or develop personalised focussed outcome approaches and train as an AMHP (if you are not already a warranted AMHP). We are committed to developing staff and you will benefit from working in a challenging but highly supportive environment with a strong emphasis on professional leadership and supervision.

The work you will undertake will be highly collaborative with an emphasis on building individual strengths, enablement and reablement.  An explicit function will be early intervention and prevention. You will be responsible for the delivery of social care legislation and policy, ensuring we offer a consistently high quality, integrated service to people with mental health needs.

Our vacancies

Assistant Director of Mental Health

Cheryl Fenton