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Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Level 2 Social Worker

Job Type

Fixed Term 12 months





£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

13 June 2023

Trentside clinic

Closing Date

30 June 2023

We are currently recruiting a Level 2 Social Worker to work within the arena of Adult Social Care within a specialised Adult Safeguarding Team. This position is a 12 month fixed term position to backfill maternity leave within the team and is available for internal staff members on an secondment. The team consists of Practice Leaders and experienced Social Workers who receive Safeguarding enquires following a threshold decision being made. The role entails seeking further information regarding the Safeguarding allegation and then making a decision if the allegations require an enquiry to investigate the concerns or if the Safeguarding enquiry can be closed following further analysis and risk mitigation.

Working for our organisation

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) 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.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Excellent analytical and written skills are required for this post and professional decision making and risk management skills are imperative. The Level 2 position will be in recognition of your experience within Social Care including Adult safeguarding, Care Act assessments and Mental Capacity Assessments. The position is supporting the Older persons with physical disability teams across Staffordshire which are community based teams working with Adults over 18 years of age with a range of physical and Mental health needs. You will be office/home based and this is not a patient facing role.

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust is a supportive and dynamic Organisation which will offer you progression and development within your Social work career. A specialist social work learning academy is established within the Organisation which offers ongoing Social work training and continued professional development.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people to live independently in their own home, then we want to hear from you.
Person specification
Qualifications & Training
Essential criteria

- Professional Social Work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS, BA, MA or Foreign qualification where certified by the Professional Social Work regulatory body
- Ensuring current registration with the Professional Social Work regulatory body at all times.
- To hold/to undertake and achieve the status of Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interest Assessor as per the SWLA Career Pathway
- To undertake and achieve the status of Work Based Supervisor and Practice Educator as per the SWLA Career Pathway
- Good keyboard / IT skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and PowerPoint
- An ongoing commitment to personal and professional development.
- A clear understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice

Desirable criteria

- Existing accreditation relating to Practice Educator/Work Based Supervisor

Essential criteria

- Significant post-qualification experience of working with adults with needs associated to older age, physical health or mental health needs and their carers

Desirable criteria

- Experience of social work in other user groups/settings i.e. Children and Families, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults Experience of a development role for service/ facilities

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