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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

In-Patient Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social work

Salary

Location

£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

12 January 2024

Fairfield General Hospital

Closing Date

1 February 2024

Our ambition is to maximise people’s potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:

Generous annual leave entitlement for Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental staff.
Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
Access to Continued Professional Development
Involvement in improvement and research activities
Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel
If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our #PennineCarePeople

Job overview
The successful applicant will make a senior and unique contribution to ensuring care and treatment is delivered to in-patients both adults and older peoples services.

Acting as a key worker for patients presenting with complex or challenging needs, the Senior Social Worker will be responsible for ensuring that assessments under the care act takes place, working to resolve barriers to discharge and supporting patients in their recovery

Main duties of the job
To use professional knowledge to assess, monitor and review social care needs of individuals, relatives, and carers within specific care group in accordance with agreed competencies, quality standards and professional good practice in relation to case and risk management.
Use professional skills, knowledge, and experience plus a range of interpersonal and communication skills to gather information in order to make full assessments of risks protection and social care needs of individual and family carers within relevant legal and statutory frameworks and agreed priorities.
Refer to other agencies and make joint assessments where appropriate
Offer support and guidance and work in a professional manner with patients’ carers and families.
Working for our organisation
About the Trust:

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across a large area of Greater Manchester

Our vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.

Our 4,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work.

We offer the following benefits:

 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata

NHS Pension scheme
- A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
- Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
- Flexible Working
- Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To use professional knowledge to assess, monitor and review social care needs of individuals, relatives, and carers within specific care group in accordance with agreed competencies, quality standards and professional good practice in relation to case and risk management.
Use professional skills, knowledge, and experience plus a range of interpersonal and communication skills to gather information in order to make full assessments of risks protection and social care needs of individual and family carers within relevant legal and statutory frameworks and agreed priorities.
Refer to other agencies and make joint assessments where appropriate
Offer support and guidance and work in a professional manner with patients’ carers and families.

Person specification
Education/Qualifications
Essential criteria
Registered Social Worker Diploma in social work
Experience to post graduate level
Desirable criteria
Evidence of portfolio
Evidence of additional training/experience

Experience
Essential criteria
Experience of working with patients with mental illness
Willingness to undertake relevant training to support student social workers
Experience of working in a supervisory capacity or willingness to learn relevant skills to undertake this

Desirable criteria
Experience in in-patient settings
Experience in community service
Experience of using appropriate clinical assessment tools
Substance misuse experience
Evidence of managing complex safeguarding concerns

Knowledge
Essential criteria
Knowledge and skills in assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of care of clients with serious mental illness
Knowledge of mental health act
Able to demonstrate knowledge of current key issues and developments in mental health care
Knowledge of clinical and managerial supervision
Ability to demonstrate understanding and practice of clinical/information
Governance agenda (i.e. Duty of candour)
Knowledge of safeguarding adults and children responsibilities
Knowledge of the role of research
Desirable criteria
Knowledge of research and practice in personality disorder
Experience of writing social circumstances report
Completed AMHP training

Skills and abilities
Essential criteria
Able to work within workload deadlines and prioritise deadlines
To organise and plan and implement own work
Flexibility in working hours to meet client need
Ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends early shifts and late shifts
Use of a car or access to a means of mobility and ability to travel
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work therapeutically with patients on a 1:1 basis or in a group
Awareness of skills required for prevention and management of violence and aggression ability to complete the training and apply this in practice
Work related circumstances

Essential criteria
Motivated to provide a high standard of care
Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilites of the post in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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