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Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker Level 1

Job Type



North East



£28,407 - £34,581 per annum

Posted Date

12 December 2023

Lancaster House, Newcastle

Closing Date

20 December 2023

The Social Care pathway provides a truly integrated, recovery focussed service to local people of North Staffordshire aged 18 and over, and those transitioning into adult services, who are experiencing significant and disabling functional mental health difficulties. Our social workers are core members of the integrated mental health pathways and are highly valued and respected in their role supporting the recovery journey for adults with significant mental health needs.

We are supported by strong partnerships and working relationships with local independent service providers and voluntary agencies. We pride ourselves on a responsive, reflective and effective service to the communities of North Staffordshire.

It is highly desirable for the successful candidate to be:

Social Work England registered Social Worker (If you are awaiting confirmation for registration with the Social Work England you will initially be paid at a band 4 rising to Band 5 entry level Social Worker upon successful registration)
Dependent on an individual’s location and preference we will be in a position to negotiate a designated work-base. The Social Care Pathway currently has accommodation in Newcastle and Leek.

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 ideal candidate will need to be:

Committed to undertake the ASYE programme or who is already undertaking the ASYE programme
Someone who has the knowledge, drive and motivation, who is seeking the opportunity to develop themselves, personally and professionally
Enthusiastic, proactive and innovative
Possess excellent communication, organisational and IT skills
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007); The Care Act 2014 and The Mental Capacity Act 2005
Hold a current UK driving licence and have a vehicle
What we can offer you:

We are open to negotiate flexible working options together with a mix of blended working arrangements to allow base and remote working.
Comprehensive induction and support package with your wellbeing and career development in mind
Auto enrolment into the Social Work Learning Academy, supporting workforce career development and aspirations, with strong leadership and support in place encouraging you to be the best that you can be

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