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Experienced Social Worker

  • Employer: Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Reference: WCH/21/173119
  • Published: Thu 18/11/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.50 hours
  • Salary: £32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Arrowe Park Hospital, Merseyside

Our common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.


An opportunity has arisen to work within an integrated dynamic, innovative and friendly team within Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust’s Single Point of Access and Referral to Community Services (SPARCS) 

 An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated, experienced, band 6 Social worker to join the service, which also involves a role in the multi- disciplinary team within the Integrated Discharge Team (IDT) based within Arrowe Park Hospital, WUTH.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking social worker to join our busy, pro-active, integrated team based within Arrowe Park Hospital.

The role will involve working with people with a wide variety of both physical and mental health conditions as well as complex social issues. This role will involve collaborative working and taking responsibility within our experienced multi-disciplinary teams- MDTs, to ensure best possible outcomes are achieved for people using the service, their carers and families. You will attend regular MDT meetings and ensure that you work effectively to provide person- centred care, ensure timely journey for people who use the service, prevent discharge delays and working with the wider team such as Transfer to Assess, Rapid Response and Home First Team to avoid admissions to hospital and long term care.

You need to have social work experience, have an excellent understanding of current social work legislative practice. There will be a need ensure that you work in compliance of the requirements of The Care Act 2014.

Risk management, excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise and often work at a fast pace is essential. You will need good time management skills.

This post requires applicants to be at an experienced social worker level. It is also essential that the post holder is able to effectively resilient to challenges posed by the Acute Trust (hospital) during winter pressures.

The post holder will be required to actively participate in quality improvement initiatives and to ensure that they manage their continuous professional development. There will be the opportunity for regular supervision and to attend in-service training and professional development. The team has an active social work focus group, to which membership will be offered

The service operates with extended hours 7 days per week providing cover 8am-8pm. You would be expected to work to cover service demands across the extended hours and weekends on a roster basis.

Please see the job description and personal specification for application requirements. Applicants are requested to provide the required information outlined in these documents in their application to demonstrate their suitability for the post and clear reasoning for wishing to work in your chosen team in the Integrated Discharge Team.

Current Social Work Englan registration with the relevant social work qualification is essential to this post. Travel is an essential part of this role and therefore access to a car for work purposes is essential. Appointment to the post will be subject to successful interview, references, DBS clearance and Occupational Health checks.


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WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.

Closing Dates

Candidates are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information

We are required to obtain written references covering at least the past 3 years of employment or education / training history. Please provide contact details for all referees, including business e-mail addresses. The trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations

The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Restricted Applications

Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 'Restricted' and 'Open Access' vacancies run simultaneously and restricted applications should be made via the appropriate advert (an 'R' will display next to the Job Title in the advert). 'Restricted' adverts run for a minimum of 7 days.

Further Information

Applications are welcome from those interested in a job share opportunity.

We are an equal opportunities employer

Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.

For information explaining how we use your information in line with GDPR please see our ‘Guidance for applicants’ document under the section ‘Additional documentation’.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

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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.


  • Job Description
  • Person Specification
  • Employer: Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Reference: WCH/21/173119
  • Published: Thu 18/11/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.50 hours
  • Salary: £32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Arrowe Park Hospital, Merseyside

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