Adults Social Worker - Mental Health

Role: Qualified Social Worker 
Location: West Midlands
Team: Mental Health Service
Pay: £32 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

Elevate your career in social work with a rewarding role that offers a generous remuneration of £32 per hour and the flexibility of hybrid working arrangements. A small Local Authority in the West Midlands seeks a dedicated Qualified Social Worker to enhance their Adult's Mental Health Team. This position promises not only a competitive salary but also the chance to make a significant impact in the community.

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of complex situations, requiring a keen ability to prioritise and address risk effectively. The role demands a vigilant professional to make critical threshold decisions regarding Safeguarding Concerns and to spearhead Safeguarding Enquiries in line with Dudley’s Adult Safeguarding Policy & Procedures.

Responsibilities extend to contributing to a dynamic Duty system, stepping in for the Assistant Team Manager or Team Manager when necessary. The role also involves chairing and facilitating planning and review meetings, contributing to resource and budget management, and ensuring clear communication with service users.

Candidates must possess robust interviewing, assessment, and observation skills, utilising appropriate frameworks to develop tailored support plans. Embracing a Strength Based Approach, the role involves promoting independence through innovative solutions such as Assistive Technology and alternatives to traditional residential placements.

This role is ideal for a collaborative individual eager to work in partnership with service users, their families, and a diverse range of stakeholders. A commitment to personal development and reflective practice is essential, as is a thorough understanding of legal frameworks and departmental policies.

The Local Authority is committed to fostering a supportive environment where professional growth is encouraged. Candidates will be expected to maintain high standards of data quality, information sharing, and record-keeping.

For those with a passion for social work and a desire to drive positive outcomes in adult mental health, this role offers a platform to excel professionally while making a tangible difference in people's lives.

To discuss this role further and explore how you can contribute to this vital service, please reach out to Emily Cooper at 07902371315 or send an email to