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Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

North West

Salary

Location

£35,392 to £42,618

Posted Date

24 May 2024

Leasowe

Closing Date

6 June 2024

Are you a qualified social worker with at least two years experience looking for a new opportunity? We have a vacancy working with children within our Children with Disabilities Service.

Our team works with children with severe learning disabilities to support them, and their carers, to achieve their outcomes. CWP is at the forefront of health and social care integration and this service lends itself to developing new, innovative ways of working together.

Within the CWD Team you will be undertaking assessments, support plans and reviews, working with children with learning disabilities, their carers and providers. You will be a person centred practitioner and will complete support plans, mental capacity assessments, be involved in court work and safeguarding enquiries.

At least two years experience of working as a social worker is desirable. Experience of working with children with complex needs is also desirable but what is crucial is a genuine wish to work with children with learning disabilities to meet their own goals and aspirations.

An understanding of asset and strength-based approaches to assessment and support planning is vital. In return we can offer you a clear career progression framework with a range of training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Commensurate with demonstrable level of practice and continued professional development, work within the Standards of conduct, performance and ethics as described by Social Work England ensuring compliance with legal, organisational and multi-agency requirements and working independently, carry a caseload and undertake a range of Child and Family, and safeguarding assessments of complex or unusual cases including appropriate management of risk.

Ensure the safeguarding and duty of care of children with learning disabilities, families and carers in ways that balance promotion of well-being, independence choice and control with the need to protect people from abuse and neglect.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

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