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Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Level 2 Social Worker

Job Type



West Midlands



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

3 June 2024


Closing Date

14 June 2024

We have a vacancy for a Band 6, Level 2 Social Worker to join the Tamworth & Lichfield ASC Community Hospital Teams. South Community Hospital Discharge teams facilitate timely discharges and prevent delayed transfers of care for all Staffordshire patients from the Discharge to Assess and Rehabilitation beds at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Lichfield and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital, Tamworth.

Unplanned Care South East service includes the Discharge to Assess (D2A) services in Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth (BLT) and East Staffs and surrounding areas. You will work closely with other Multi-Disciplinary team members including Social Workers, Social Care Assessors, Nurses, Therapists (Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapist), and Home First Teams and external agency partners. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach and be confident to forge partnership working relationships with the Multi-Disciplinary Teams across the various hospitals and community sites.

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

You will have the skills, knowledge and experience to work autonomously across both sites and to assess Staffordshire residents who have been placed out of area. The successful candidate will have experience of conducting s.42 investigations and knowledge of the Continuing Healthcare funding process and an understanding of the discharge pathways.

You must be enthusiastic, highly motivated and be able to work under pressure with a strong commitment to promoting timely, safe discharges from hospital and preventing delayed transfers of care, also supporting individuals in the community to prevent readmissions and assess need for ongoing care and complete timely reviews to support individuals remaining at home whilst promoting ongoing independence.

The successful candidate must be a confident practitioner, team player with excellent communication and IT skills.

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.

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