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Advanced Social Work Practitioner
£41,659 to £47,672
27 October 2022
11 November 2022
We currently have an opportunity for a Level 3 social care professional and would welcome applications from experienced and knowledgeable social workers who are also qualified AMHPs and registered with Social work England.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual with a 'can do' attitude and a passion for people. You must have leadership, and management skills and excellent multi-agency partnership working abilities.
We welcome applications from social workers who are enthusiastic, proactive and innovative, who possesses excellent communication and organisational skills and who have a good working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act to apply for this great opportunity to step up to an operational management role within Adult Social Care for Mental Health.
Dependent on an individual's location and preference we will be in a position to negotiate work-base with them. The Social Care Pathway in South Staffordshire currently has office accommodation in Stafford and Cannock. The successful candidate(s) must be a team player with excellent communication and IT skills.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be part of the Adult Social Work environment including community and hospital settings.
This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with uni/multi-disciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions, promoting independence and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served.
The service aims to support people to maintain choice and control over the care and support they need to live as independently as possible.
This post will lead and promote excellent Social Work practice including ongoing case work and ensure that all assessments support plans and reviews are carried out to a high standard and are in line with personalisation principles.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.
We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.
We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.
Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.
We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.
For further information, about the duties, responsibilities and key relationships of the job,please read the attached job description and person specification.
Social Work Learning Academy (SWLA)
On appointment, the post holder will be auto-enrolled in the SWLA and aligned to the appropriate British Association of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework. The relevant SWLA stage (i.e. stage 1 (ASYE), 2 (Social Worker) or 3 (Advanced Social Worker) will also be agreed taking all prior Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and relevant experience into consideration. The post holder will be required to take responsibility for their own Continuous Professional Development.
Qualifications & Training
Social Work Degree or equivalent
Post Graduate studies in related Social Work Practice
Registration with HCPC
Modules at Masters level or equivalent clinical courses within area of clinical expertise.
Post qualification courses in Social Work practice
All statutory and mandatory training as relevant
Good keyboard / IT skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and PowerPoint
Masters qualification in relevant area that will support the delivery of the service.
Further study relevant to practice
Additional Social Work qualification - AMHP, BIA, Practice Educator
Evidence of Leadership Training
Significant experience in the Social Work field including assessment and management within casework
Ability to manage time and caseload effectively.
Supporting service users, families and carers
Experience of negotiation and conflict management and in risk management principles
Working in a multidisciplinary team
Evidence of project work
Experience of working in an multi-disciplinary team or environment
Significant experience of managing & implementing change
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.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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