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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Later Life CMHT - Social Worker/Care Coordinator

Job Type

Fixed term: 12 months


North West



£33,706 - £40,588

Posted Date

28 September 2022

Etrop Court, Manchester

Closing Date

11 October 2022

An excellent opportunity has arisen to recruit a Social Worker to South Manchester Later Life Community Mental Health Team.

The experienced recruit will operate within an integrated, multi-disciplinary team and will mainly undertake commissioning and care purchasing tasks for service users, working within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also complete assessments for clients and carers and provide care coordination in line with the Trust Care Programme Approach (CPA) guidance and policies. You will be allocated care coordinator/lead professional for a caseload of both organic & functional clients.

You will be expected to complete the Duty role which includes initial CMHT assessments of new referrals.

The Community Mental Health Team operates from Monday to Friday during usual office hours

All applicants must:

• Hold a social work qualification

• Be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

• Have access to transport to be able to travel widely across the city

Working for our organisation:

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits

- Pay Enhancements – 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
- Excellent pension
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary sacrifice car scheme
- Wellbeing programme
- Blue Light Card Discounts

Person specification
Qualifications & Training
Essential criteria

- Relevant professional qualification, DipSW, BA, MA Social Work, CQSW.

Desirable criteria

- Recognised professional assessor / practice teachers qualification

Qualifications & Training
Essential criteria

- Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status or willingness to undertake this training

Knowledge & Experience
Essential criteria

- Experience of conducting assessments identifying health and social care needs

Desirable criteria

- Experience of working with older adults with complex mental health needs

Knowledge & Experience
Essential criteria

- Experience of commissioning care packages

Desirable criteria

- Experience of investigating safeguarding concerns

Specific Skills
Essential criteria

- Skilled in organisation and prioritisation of workloads, making informed decisions and evaluating outcomes

Specific Skills
Essential criteria

- Sensitivity and perception in the assessment of vulnerable service users and their families with complex needs, using the assessment and safeguarding frameworks

Specific Skills
Essential criteria

- Ability to develop written reports, including those needed under legal requirements.

Physical Skills and effort
Essential criteria

- Able to work in a flexible manner whilst managing own time and work load.

Requirements due to setting
Essential criteria

- The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor 0161 358 1448 or email

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

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