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Social Worker (Adults) - Adult Community Mental Health posted by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
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Job Description

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Social Worker – Adult Community Mental Health Team.

Full-time (37 hours) Grade 3B, 3C, 4A or 4B (AMHP)

Level 1 Social Worker Grade 3B, SCP 29-32, £26,999 to £29,636 per annum

Level 2 Social Worker Grade 3C, SCP 32-35, £29,636 to £32,029 per annum

Level 3 Social Worker Grade 4A, SCP 36-39, £32,878 to £35,934 per annum

Level3/AMHP Grade 4B, SCP 39-42, £35,934 to £38,813 per annum

A permanent vacancy has arisen for a Social Worker to be based at Cromwell House Adult Community Mental Health Team. Salford Mental Health Services are committed to providing high quality, integrated services where the focus is upon recovery and self-directed support.

The post holder is required to work 37 hours per week.

Social Worker HCPC registration is required.

You will be a qualified Social Worker (AMHP is desirable, not essential). We are looking for an experienced mental health practitioner who has high professional standards and the ability to work well with colleagues in a multi disciplinary setting.

You will have a keen focus on promoting the independence and promote the best possible outcomes for people with mental health needs.

You will be able to work within a budgetary framework and demonstrate your ability to initiate new approaches to service delivery.

Our Community, Health and Social Care directorate has great partnerships with the local CCG, NHS trusts and third sector. In fact we are one of NHS England’s national Vanguards for integrated care and we have created an integrated care organisation that will bring together all health and social care professionals across the city.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a Community Mental Health Team within the City of Salford.

We will offer a commitment to your professional development and the opportunity to be at the forefront of new developments in Health and Social Care.

You must be willing to work flexibly in our organisation.

You will be based at an adult community mental health team within Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. You will provide assessment for service users and carers, in line with the Care Act (2014). The post holder will act as a care co-ordinator in line with the Care Programme Approach (CPA).

You will be an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or willing to undertake the relevant training, and will carry out the statutory duties of an AMHP in accordance with the relevant legislation and policies.

You will work to the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England.

You will report to the Team Manager for day to day management. Professional social work supervision will be provided by an Advanced Social Work Practitioner.

You will aim at all times to promote the independence and well-being of adults with mental health needs; assist social inclusion and valued community presence and enable the widest possible expression of chosen lifestyle.

The post is permanent, Monday to Friday with Acute Care Pathway working one day per weekend in 12.

In return we offer regular supervision from experienced management teams, working within an integrated health and social care team, and plenty of opportunities to be involved in the changing world of Adult Social Care.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, sexual preference, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Salford Royal is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of its Social Work staff. It is recognised by the Trust that many experienced Social Work staff are currently likely to be employed by local government organisations, and to ensure there is clarity over terms and conditions of employment we offer NJC Pay Scales to Social Workers we appoint, rather than NHS pay-scales. Please see the document below for further details.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Annabel Hunt, Manager Cromwell House


John Fenby, Professional Lead for Social Care

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If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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