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Social Worker - Hospital Integrated Discharge Team

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£32,909 to £39,493 (dependent on level offered) per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Newly developed Hospital Discharge Team & Community Home First Hub Service.

An exciting opportunity is now available for the correct Social Work candidates to join a hybrid social care services supporting patient in the acute setting and those patients placed to Discharge to Assess & Long-Term facilities.

This role is based over two facilities, one acute and one community which both support multidisciplinary working. As part of this multidisciplinary approach, you will work hand in hand with therapy, nursing & reablement teams all focused with the same goals of completing personalised holistic assessment to support patients home safely and without delay.

Here at the Northern Care Alliance the social care teams work 37 hours weekly which covers 7 day working via a team rota which include days/ evenings/weekends and Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

As a Social Worker in the Hospital Discharge Team & Community Home First Hub Service you would have the following responsibilities
  • Be person centred and reinforcea patient's choice and control.
  • Promote a patient's well being throughout their journey in the acute and community setting.
  • Provide Strength Based Assessments and independence.
  • Complete Care Act 2014 compliant assessment.
  • Source provisions both formal and informal in support of patient needs.
  • Interact with a plethora of professionals daily.
  • Guide and support colleagues from other professions or colleagues less experienced in social care processes.
  • Have knowledge of related legislation, policy, and frameworks.
  • Experience of Safeguarding processes and procedures.
  • Complete mental capacity assessment and best interest processes for patients unable to make specific decision.
  • Knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Be an active and integral part to the team.

From commencement you will be supported by a dedicated teams from Practice Development, Leadership and Learning Development. This support includes access to specific programmes, e-learning, training courses, shadowing opportunities, partnership led workshops and bespoke CPD funding to help you access university modules linked to your goals and objectives to take your career in the right direction.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

We are committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of our Social Work staff. It is recognised by the Trust that many experienced Social Work staff are currently likely to be employed by local government organisations, and to ensure there is clarity over terms and conditions of employment we offer NJC Pay Scales to Social Workers we appoint, rather than NHS pay-scales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • Possession of recognised Social Work Qualification: SW Degree, CQSW, CSS, Dip SW or equivalent
  • Social Registration: HCPC



  • Clearly evidence (in your practice) an understanding of the principles and values underlying the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other relevant legislation and guidance such as Continuing Healthcare etc
  • Clearly evidence your ability to develop effective working realtionships with service users and their carers (in your practice) and show evidence of good assessment practice.
  • You must clearly evidence that you have the ability to maintain accurate records to communicate complex information clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form
  • You must clearly evidence that you have a clear understanding of the social work role in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop effective working relationships with other professionals and colleagues.
  • Possess skills of negotiation, mediation and de-escalation - seeking constructive approaches to problem solving.
  • Experience of working with adults/older people.
  • Have a good standard of computer skills.


  • You have additional qualifications Best Interest Assessors AMHP Practice Educator Post Qualifying courses or other professional development qualifications.
  • You can evidence an innovative approach to the development of new methods of working to support people in the community.



  • You must clearly evidence your understanding of the integration agenda and the promotion of independence (enablement/strength based practice) model of health and social care
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of personalisation, person centred and strength based practice


  • You can show knowledge of relevant Welfare Rights Legislation.
  • You can show knowledge of the recent Government Guidelines.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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