Social Worker Level 1

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Due to career progression within the team, we have an exciting opportunity for a student about to qualify as a registered social worker, to join the Lichfield Adult Social Care Community Team. You will be part of a dynamic, responsive team delivering high quality community based assessment and case management for adults over the age of 18 with a physical disability and older adults over 65 living with either physical disabilities and/or a mental health dementia diagnosis.

MPUFT is committed to the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme for all NQSW's and you will be supported with this by your Practice Lead and colleagues within your first year of practice to build on your professional curiosity, growth and development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to undertake innovative strength based assessments, care planning and review in line with the Care Act, 2014. There will be a requirement to undertake case management of complex casework and develop positive working relationships with service-users, carers, their support networks and other professionals. The role will also provide experience and opportunity to be part of section 42 safeguarding enquiries. The appropriate level of support and training will be given to assist the post holder to develop their knowledge, learning, practice and confidence in this area.

About us

By joining Team MPUFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is an interesting and challenging post for someone who is passionate to enhance their social work learning and has a desire and commitment to outcome focused work to bring about positive change.

MPUFT are committed to offering blended working options which may be discussed further at interview.

The team is based in Lichfield and the role will involve travel as required. The post holder will need to have a full driving licence and access to a car

On appointment, the post holder will be auto-enrolled in the SWLA and aligned to the appropriate British Association of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework. The relevant SWLA stage (i.e. stage 1 (ASYE), 2 (Social Worker) or 3 (Advanced Social Worker) will also be agreed taking all prior Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and relevant experience into consideration. The post holder will be required to take responsibility for their own Continuous Professional Development.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Professional Social Work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS, BA, MA or Foreign qualification where certified by the Professional Social Work regulatory body
  • Ensuring current registration with the Professional Social Work regulatory body at all times
  • A commitment to on-going personal and professional development
  • To undergo appropriate training to achieve Assessed Year in Practice (ASYE)
  • Good keyboard / IT skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and PowerPoint
  • A clear understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice



  • Experience of working with Adults and older Adults with mental health needs and their carers


  • Experience of social work in other user groups/settings i.e. Children and Families, Learning Disability, Mental Health

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