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GMMH Social Worker

Job Reference: J11-A-21-32656

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Band 6

GMMH – Social Worker


Job Title and Grade: Social Worker – SWRP – Band 6

Location/Trust: Trust Wide - Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH)



The Role:


Are you an experienced Social Worker who would like to be part of mental health team, providing better lives for the service users, working for one of the UK’s most respected NHS Mental Health Foundation Trusts?

If you answered yes, then we would love to hear from you!


Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH)provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford and Trafford and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the northwest of England and beyond.We also provide Health and Justice Services in a number of custodial settings.


The post holder will work within an integrated, later life multi-disciplinary team within Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will provide assessment for service users and carers, in line with the Care Act (2014). The post holder will act as a care co-ordinator as required in line with the Trust Care Programme Approach (CPA) guidance and policies.

The post holder will be an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or willing to undertake the relevant training, and will carry out the statutory duties of an AMHP in accordance with the relevant legislation and policies.

They will work to the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England.

The post holder will report to the Team Manager for day to day management. Professional social work supervision will be provided by a Senior Social Worker.

The post holder will aim at all times to promote the independence and well-being of adults with mental health needs; assist social inclusion and valued community presence and enable the widest possible expression of chosen lifestyle.



Key Aims:


  • Promote and provide expertise and guidance to the wider multi-disciplinary team on a range of social work interventions, which acknowledge the social context, human rights and self-determination of the individual. Advise health colleagues in respect of key legislation and social policy which inform social work practice.


  • Assess and monitor the mental health and social care needs of service users and carers as part of an integrated team, sharing information in an appropriate and secure manner using both electronic and paper-based systems.


  • Work in partnership with other statutory, voluntary and community agencies working towards greater social inclusion for services users and carers.




Employing around 4,750 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 130 locations, GMMH people are passionate, patient focused, positive individuals, who are committed to working together to help people live well, striving to give their people a great work experience where they feel supported and valued.


With a reduction in stigma both self and societal, increased accessibility of treatment and the use of innovation techniques and tools, GMMH are delivering truly innovative mental health care and will continue to do so.


Pay Rates (hourly): Days: £19.38 Saturdays/Nights: £25.19 Sundays/Bank Hols: £31.00

*** Please refer to attachment for full duties ***



In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –


  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme


Who are NHS Professionals?


NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.




For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Ryan on

0300 3033947 or

Please do not contact the service directly.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.




Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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