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Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

Job Type



North West



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

24 April 2024

Monkwearmouth Hospital

Closing Date

7 May 2024

We are so delighted you are considering coming to work with us at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW).

We know the power of looking into an organisation, one you might want to work in, or one where you are going to get help, and being able to say, ‘I’ve seen somewhere I can fit in and be myself.’ We’re on a journey to make the Trust an inclusive employer, representative of the community we serve and we want more of our community to consider applying for jobs with us.

Opportunities for you

Spanning east to west coasts from Northumberland to Cumbria and from the Scottish Borders down to Middlesbrough we’ve got exciting new opportunities available at every level and in every area.

We offer flexible working, helping work fit around family and caring responsibilities, or training and development needs and there’s lots on offer in the way of benefits, such as, lease cars, childcare schemes, staff discounts, season tickets for travel and a cycle to work scheme. All this in a vibrant workplace supported by the following staff networks.

- Cultural diversity staff network
- Disabled staff network
- LGBT+ staff network

We also have a number of staff support groups which are open to any staff to attend. These Include:

- Armed Forces and Veterans Staff Association
- Mind, Health and Wellbeing Community
- Menopause toolkit and cafes and staff carer support group

We offer fantastic personal development opportunities through our Collective Leadership Programme and other Organisational Development initiatives. Whatever you are looking for, you will be joining a supportive, friendly team, offering varied and interesting roles, with opportunities for career progression.

Always improving

CNTW is regulated by the national healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our last two inspections have rated us as an outstanding organisation. We’re always seeking to improve as an organisation. Do you want to be part of that?
Job overview

An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen to join the CNTW Enhanced Bed Management Team as a South Locality Older Adults Inpatient Social Worker.

The post is a Band 6, full time post for a period of 12 months.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker with the necessary skills and experience to work within the Older Adult’s inpatient pathway at Monkwearmouth Hospital, working into both the organic and functional pathways. The role will support MDT understanding of social aspects of care, relevant systems and processes to support the inpatient journey. Duties will include, but is not limited to, providing specialist assessment, contributing to care planning and coordinating future care arrangement in collaboration with partner agencies.

If you would like further information regarding this post please contact Louise Rowe, Team Manager (0191 566 5591, or Kevin Charters, Clinical Manager (07971 576 206,

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team with service users and other professionals to support care planning and delivery of care in complex cases within Older Adults inpatient services.

To provide specialist expertise and guidance to the wider multidisciplinary team on a range of social care interventions, which acknowledge the health and social context of Older Adults with enduring mental illness.

To manage self and practice in accordance with the Social Work England, professional standards - recognising professional limitations, demonstrating ability to practice within ethical and legal frameworks with clear understanding of service users, carer’s and their statutory rights.

To support, supervise and contribute to the professional development of members of staff across the service, as a mentor and educator of students and newly qualified staff from a range of disciplines.

Working for our organisation

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please note to apply for this role you must have the right to work in the UK. CNTW NHS Foundation Trust will not provide sponsorship for this role.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 23rd April 2024

Closing date : 7th May 2024

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