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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker Level 1

Job Type

Permanent

Region

West Midlands

Salary

Location

£28,407 - £34,581

Posted Date

12 March 2024

Tamworth

Closing Date

25 April 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Lichfield & Tamworth Community D2A Team for a Level 1 registered Social Worker.

You will be part of the South East unplanned service (D2A) and will work closely with other Multi-Disciplinary team members including Social Workers, Social Care Assessors, Nurses, Therapists and the Home First team.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the personalisation and social inclusion agenda, in line with the principles of the Care Act 2014. We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and innovative individual who possess excellent communication and organisational skills and has a good working knowledge of the Care Act. This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with multi-disciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues, enabling individuals to remain in their own home through the promotion of independence; preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have a flexible approach and be a team player who is able to forge excellent working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams and partner agencies. The applicant will work within a range of relevant principles including Recovery and Personalisation; empowering individuals to take control through personalised, strengths and asset based models of assessment and intervention and putting them at the centre of everything we do, recognising the rights of all individuals to gain access to valued roles, relationships, activities and facilities within their local community.

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

The post holder will need to be a registered Social Worker and will have responsibility for completing statutory assessments under the Care Act 2014 to facilitate safe and timely discharge from D2A pathways within the community and the hospital setting. The role will involve assessing; accessing; and implementing a range of social care services, and providing guidance/advice and information for adults with acute or long term physical health, mental health needs and for older people and carers.

The post holder will be expected to work 08:30 – 17:00 and have a full driving licence and access to a car. There is options for flexible working hours and this can be discussed. There is also a possibility of 9 in 10 day working. For any further information please contact

For further information, about the duties, responsibilities and key relationships of the job, please read the attached job description and person specification.

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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