Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: West Midlands
I have been qualified for over 27 years, mainly specialising in Mental Health and multi agency working. Worked as an Approved Social worker Mental Health Act '83. Experience of working with people with learning and physical disabilities as well as those with acquired brain injury. For the past 7 years I have been working with older adults with complex mental health needs including those with Dementia. Worked as a Team manager, Advanced Social Work practitioner and practice teacher.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Voluntary sector
CQSW, previously ASW, Degree in Applied Social Science, PQSW, Practice Teachers Award. Diploma in Management.
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Mental health and risk assessments. Mental Capacity Assessments, supervision and mentoring. Excellent negotiator