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Social Worker Level 2

Job Reference: 301-SB-22-151500

Employer:
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Various
Location:
Staffordshire
Salary:
£33,706 - £40,588

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava


MPFT offers a comprehensive induction and support package with your wellbeing and career development in mind. You will be auto enrolled into the Social Work Learning Academy membership, supporting workforce career development and aspirations, with strong leadership and support in place encouraging you to be the best that you can be.

We are a forward thinking Trust and understand that your work and life balance need to complement each other to promote your enhanced wellbeing and for us as an employer to get the best out of you. We are open to negotiate flexible working options together with a mix of blended working arrangements to allow base and remote working. The Trust are committed to listening to our employees to effect change in working practices/arrangements and packages offered in response to the ever changing social and economic environment in which we work.

Band 6 Experienced Social Worker posts available in Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock & South Staffs Area Adult Community Teams. Full-time and Part- Time posts available.

Due to team reconfiguration and service expansion, we have exciting opportunities for experienced social workers to join our ambitious, innovative and supportive Adult Social Care Community teams. There are both part-time and full-time hours available and we offer a hybrid blended working approach of home and office.

It is highly desirable for the successful candidate to be at least 2 years post qualified and have either an Approved Mental Health Professional, Best Interest Assessor or Practice Educator qualification or the willingness to work towards obtaining one of these.

You will be advocating and working with adults with complex needs and their carers, working collaboratively with colleagues from other agencies to develop support and services appropriate to people’s individual needs utilising a strength based approach.

The remit of the service is to support the citizens of Staffordshire predominantly over the age of 18 with physical disabilities and older people over the age of 65 with physical and/or mental health needs.

The post holder will need to be a registered social worker and will be expected to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and other legal and statutory frameworks. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

As a Trust, we offer informal support and advice as required, monitored caseload numbers, monthly formal supervisions and membership to the Social Work Learning Academy, which supports ongoing professional development opportunities, learning and career development. You will have direct support from the Practice Lead and colleagues as well providing peer support to your team.

You will need to have a full driving licence and access to a car. This is both an interesting and challenging post for someone who has a commitment to improving outcomes for the citizens of Staffordshire.

Please contact Amanda Marsden or Sue Smart (Assistant Social Care Services Managers).

Amanda Marsden (Lichfield and Tamworth) –

Email: amanda.marsden@mpft.nhs.uk

Sue Smart (Cannock and South Staffs)

Email: Sue.Smart@mpft.nhs.uk




IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early



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