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Social Worker Band 6

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: AC&H/21/163556
  • Published: Fri 03/09/2021, 9:25 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.50 hours
  • Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Catherine's Health Centre, Merseyside

Social Worker Band 6

Main area   Social Worker
Grade        Band 6
Contract    Permanent
Hours       Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref     373-AAD0029-A RR
Site         Stein Centre, St Catherines Hospital
Town       Birkenhead
Salary     £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period  Yearly
Closing   15/09/2021 23:59
 
 

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running and committed to delivering person centred care.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as ‘Good’ overall, ‘better’ for treatments and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

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

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care.

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at www.cwp.nhs.uk to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

 

Job overview

 

We have several posts for experienced enthusiastic social workers to work in our Wirral Based Community Mental Health Teams.  You need at least two years post qualification experience. We are an All Age Adult Mental Health Service.

We have been integrated for many years with our health colleagues and this provides a supportive place and multi-disciplinary team working environment.

You will provide an important and valued professional function working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Your professional expertise and approach will ensure individual needs and aspirations are always supported, management of risk and safeguarding is of paramount importance.

Our Trust has signed up to the Think Ahead Programme to ensure we look at the future of social workers in mental health.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore you need access to transport.

You must hold a  Social Work Qualification, and be registered with the Social Work England and experience of working with Older adults with mental health needs would be an advantage.

 

 

Main duties of the job

 

As an experienced social worker you can expect to have a capped caseload and be supported in relation to your ongoing development in the area of Mental Health    You need to have a passion/interest in mental health and there will be opportunities in the future to train as an AMHP.   Ideally to have some experience of BIA Dols Court of protection work complex safeguarding social care act.

You will need to be compliant with the Social Care Act, Safeguarding, Human Rights Act, Mental Capacity Act and associated Codes of Practice for this this role.

You will need to have experience of working with the service user group and be able to use social work methods to promote positive change, independence and wellbeing in accordance with assessed need, whilst promoting choice and control for adults and carers.

Working knowledge of relevant legislation and ability to apply legislation to practice including the Children Act 1989  and good IT skills to support accurate and timely case recordings.

 

Working for our organisation

 

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

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

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

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.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

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

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

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

To ensure that we continue to provide ‘Outstanding for Care’ (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values 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 Trust’s 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 Trust’s 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.

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.  Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached “Update Service Applicant Guide” document for further information.

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

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 and quote the vacancy reference number.

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

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent.
  • Be registered with the HCPC and able to evidence this.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in line with PCF.
  • Required to undertake the practice educator award
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant postqualifying/vocational training courses.

Knowledge and Expertise

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate practice which supports the core principles of the College of Social Work and Families and Wellbeing Directorate
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the Service Area e.g. Adults: Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and/or the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) Disability Discrimination Act 1995; Care Act 2014; Safeguarding
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of people including families and professionals.
  • Able to demonstrate organisational skills.
  • Awareness of current practice issues and challenges facing Social Workers
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Able to work with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, irrespective of their circumstances and background
  • Must be willing to move across teams according to the needs of the service
  • An understanding of and an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work
  • in partnership with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, colleagues in the council and partner agencies.
  • Sound assessment and interviewing skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate IT skills e.g. use of Microsoft Office etc
Desirable criteria
  • Exercise emotional intelligence and demonstrate a developing emotional resiliencein relation to their job role.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Proven experience of working with carers.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable individuals and families.
  • Experience of arranging support plans and/or packages of care
  • Experience of working with partner agencies in a professional capacity.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with carers and families.
  • Experience of arranging packages of care.
  • Experience of working in a Local Authority setting.
  • Working in a multi-agency team.
  • Experience of working with a range of families with different issues and needs

We are committed to equal opportunities and we welcome applicants from all sections of the community to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve.

We support anyone with a disability thinking about applying for a job at CWP. If you need help at any stage, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100. Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

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 note, external applicants will be required to pay for their Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS). Enhanced Disclosure costs £40. Standard Disclosure is £23. Administration fee is £3.50. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.  Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

If the role you are successful for requires a DBS check, you are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached “Update Service Applicant Guide” document for further information.

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

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

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).

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 applying for this post please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

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

Please note: after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to CWP transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: AC&H/21/163556
  • Published: Fri 03/09/2021, 9:25 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.50 hours
  • Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Catherine's Health Centre, Merseyside

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