Mental health social workers - health and adult social care

Find out about opportunities for mental health social workers in North Yorkshire.

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For over 70 years, we have been working to make sure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health. Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone. We must do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health as individuals and as a society. We will continue to call on national and local governments to prioritise reducing the factors known to pose a risk to people’s mental health, enhancing those known to protect it and creating the conditions needed for people to thrive.

“I have worked for North Yorkshire Council as a qualified social worker since 2017. Since this time I have worked within a number of teams which have all been supportive and nurturing. I have been supported to complete my Practice Educator, Best Interests Assessor and Approved Mental Health Professional training as well as in house and commissioned training. The council as an employer offers a number of perks but for me the flexible working system has to be one of the best. It allows me to be autonomous in my time management resulting in the ability to tackle everyday life as and when this might be needed while balancing my work load. Management have always been supportive and understanding and encourage wellbeing and self-care.”

Social worker for North Yorkshire Council

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Our current job opportunities

Whilst we regularly recruit mental health professionals, we are not advertising a specific role at the moment, but it is likely that we will have opportunities very soon. Meanwhile why not visit our vacancies page and register for jobs alerts? The ideal role might be just around the corner. 

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Mental health social work practices

Festival of Practice

Our practice team are highly committed to the continuous development of practice and ensuring that we continue to maintain the highest quality and standards of practice. This includes regular training and CPD sessions, tools and models of practice and our annual festival of practice, which takes place over the course of several weeks and offers a rich array of CPD, formal training, workshops and seminars which our practitioners have access to.

World Mental Health Day

Staff from Tees Esk and wear valley trust and North Yorkshire Council have worked with people at cross lane hospital to develop a community gardening project. The produce is grown and used by the people on the ward and the surplus produce is donated to the community fridge project in Scarborough and the rainbow centre. 

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Working for us - what we can offer you

All of our roles allow a flexible approach to working. Whilst work can be undertaken from your home base, there will be a requirement to attend the office on occasions due to service need. While virtual working is promoted as a modern and efficient way of delivering services, the need for face-to-face visits will also be required at times, depending on the needs and circumstances of the individual you are working with.

With this flexibility in mind, we encourage people to apply who might wish to work more flexibly or alternative hours, for example, only weekends.

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Living and working in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is a thriving county, which is a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.

It is a stunning place with happy and safe communities, and excellent education. Over the past two years, the new national crime figures have revealed that the region has some of lowest crimes rates in the country. It is rich in history and culture, in a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant cities, market towns, quaint villages, stunning rural and coast landscapes. We can also boast having three towns in the top ten of the UK Halifax quality of life survey. 

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London and Edinburgh are just two hours away by train.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location as well as great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

Looking to relocate? We welcome applications from those looking to relocate to North Yorkshire, with a relocation allowance available. For more information, please see our relocation policy

You can find out more about what North Yorkshire has to offer on the No place like North Yorkshire website.

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Key documents

Council Plan