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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Social worker

Job Type



North West England



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

15 February 2024

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Closing Date

31 March 2024

We are a highly motivated and passionate social care team who are dedicated to the delivery of high quality, person centred, strength based and empowering assessments and care. That means having a passion for social work, enabling effective integrated working with our health colleagues, promoting independence through reablement approaches and safeguarding adults in Liverpool.

You will be responsible for carrying out social work duties is a fast paced environment, requiring the highest levels of skills, knowledge and professional expertise. You will ensure the delivery of effective, safe integrated services for adults through the promotion of high standards of practice in assessments and person centred planning, being creative to meet individual outcomes.

Main duties of the job
The posts are within the D2A pathways, this includes community, bed based and hospital social work. You will have the main duties of assessing adults in residential and nursing care who have recently been discharged following an acute admission to hospital, assessing and supporting service users to promote independence within peoples homes as part of the admission avoidance and urgent care service along with facilitating safe and timely discharges from the Frailty Unit and The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver an efficient and high quality social work service, have well developed assessment and analytical skills and demonstrate knowledge of appropriate Health (CHC framework) and Social Care legislation to promote asset and strengths based care planning/interventions. You will bring in-depth knowledge about Adult Social Care, strong interpersonal and organisational skills. You will be able to practice within a fast paced environment and work to deadlines, working with considerable autonomy.

In return we will invest in you with regular supervision, a balanced workload, access to good training and further career opportunities such as the Practice Educator Course, ASYE programme and AMHP/BIA training.

You will enter the Trust with a starting pay grade and Job Description at BAND 6 AFC.

To find out more please contact:

Naomi Sloan, Team Leader 07880101097

Or Michael O'Rourke, Team Leader 07880472409

Working for our organisation
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To manage a complex caseload of service users as part of a hospital avoidance and discharge pathway and to co-ordinate care in the context of relevant health and social care legislation and policy. Frameworks including but not limited to:
The Care Act 2014
Mental Health Act 1983/2007
Mental Capacity Act 2005
Human Rights Act 1998
Interagency Adult Safeguarding policies and procedures
CHC Framework/Guidance
To contribute to the assessment and care management process within a multi- disciplinary team
To make service users aware of financial contributions, to provide information enabling service users to make an informed choice.
Assessing and commissioning packages of care and residential and nursing placements
Hospital discharge planning
Safeguarding enquiries
Court of protection work
Person specification
Essential criteria

Recognised qualification in Social Work at certificate or Diploma level e.g DipSW, CQSW or CSS
Social Work England Registration
Desirable criteria

Masters Degree (MSW) or Post Graduate (PGDipSW)
Best Interest Assessor Qualification or willingness to undertake training.
Practice Educator Award or willingness to undertake training
Approved Mental Health Professional Qualification
Essential criteria

Minimum of two years post qualifying experience as a Social Worker in a health/social care setting
Care Act 2014 Mental Health Act 1983/2007 Mental Capacity Act 2005 Interagency Adult Safeguarding policies and procedures
Knowledge and application of professional standards, codes of conduct and HCPC standards of proficiency.
Good working understanding of Experience of working with clients with acquired brain injury Experience of supervising others Application form & Interview 10/07/2019 Information Governance, Data Protection and confidentiality.
Ability to assess and manage complex cases in a multidisciplinary team setting
Skilled at assessing need, coordination and review of support plans
Skilled at assessing and implementing risk management frameworks.
Skilled at assessing and promoting the involvement of people in developing their own care/support plans using a strengths and asset based approach
An understanding of diversity and how it affects practice.
Desirable criteria

Experience of supervising others
Essential criteria

To be able to practice safely and effectively within scope of practice.
To be able to practice within the legal and ethical boundaries of Social Work profession
Understand the key concepts of the knowledge base relevant to Social Work profession
Be able to draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to inform practice.
Develop written documents including report writing relevant for practice.
An ability to manage time, prioritise work and meet deadlines.
To be able to practice as an autonomous professional
To be able to communicate effectively
To be able to build compassionate and effective relationships
To be able to maintain records appropriate

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