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.
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Social Workers to join either Wallasey or South Wirral locality Senior Management teams
Wirral Community Health and Care Foundation Trust, provides integrated Health and Social Care Services across a range of community and acute settings, including Neighbourhoods, Intermediate Care, Hospital Discharge and Integrated Gateway services.
The Trust undertakes a range of Statutory Social Care duties and functions on behalf of Wirral Council in line with the Care Act 2014 and associated legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Duties include: Early Intervention and Prevention Services, Assessment and Support Planning, Safeguarding.
We aim to be an outstanding organisation recognised for the consistent delivery of high quality Health and Social Care, promoting independence and maximising individuals safety and experience.
Our teams provide a diverse range of community health and social care services, and are supported to continually develop innovations that are transforming the delivery of integrated community Health and Social Care services, ensuring their sustainability whilst seeing ‘quality’ as both a professional, clinical and business priority.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Social worker to join one of our localities, to work as part of the locality senior management team, to ensure the highest quality of professional social care practice is delivered in line with legislation , policies , procedures and best practice.
The role is responsible for professional and operational delivery, and leadership of Adult Social Care services within their locality to ensure the effective discharge of statutory duties and defined performance indicators including quality standards, professional standards, quality goals and client experience.
The Post holder will be high profile within the locality with visibility at locality and service level, and will support service wide improvements and development, service delivery and outcomes.
The post holder will lead operational service delivery for adult social care, bringing together all component parts to ensure excellence in statutory social care, improved client experience and outcomes, compliance and financial targets
The role will provide professional supervision to a number of Advanced Practitioners and Experienced Social Workers. Promote and develop further opportunities for integration and innovation whilst ensuring that the professional voice of the social worker is maintained.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have strong leadership qualities, a passion to help shape and change the way that we deliver care and have a strong value base that puts people at the heart of what we do. You will need to demonstrate commitment to providing high quality social care with a strong focus on improving delivery and performance of a number of indicators whilst continuing to strive to improve and strengthen the person’s experience and voice.
The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator with experience of leading teams, professional standards and quality improvements. You must have the ability to manage your own workload, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident self-directed individual. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills when liaising with individuals and their carers, and staff both internally and externally.
When considering applying for this post, it is crucial that you read the job description and person specification in order to ensure that you fulfil the essential criteria which will be a requisite for short listing.
The Trust has a strong CPD offer for Adult Social Care and is committed to supporting professional development of all staff.
Benefits & Rewards
The Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:
- Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on service)
- Pension scheme
- Flexible working and job share opportunities
- Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
- Staff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure centre membership
- In house training
- Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
- Personal resilience training
- Mindfulness support
- Staff counselling service
- Active staff council
- Support for carers
- Fast track physiotherapy service
For an informal discussion, please contact Karen Milnes, Service Director, on 0151 604 7261, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.
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.
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.
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.