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Level 2 Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

East London

Salary

Location

£35,392 - £42,618 per annum

Posted Date

12 December 2023

Civic Offices, Stafford

Closing Date

3 January 2024

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
Within this post you will be required to:

Carry and be responsible for your own caseload, including complex case management work
Complete care act assessments, support plans and where needed risk assessments
Complete mental capacity act assessments and best interests decisions, including attendance at best interest meetings where needed
Lead on safeguarding enquiries, including management of safety measures and protection planning
Attend multi-disciplinary meetings
Engage with legal processes and complete court reports where needed
Work closely with partners to achieve positive outcomes
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.

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
Experience
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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JD/PS Level 2 Social Worker

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