In-Patient Social Worker

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA, pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Rehabilitation and High Support Care Hub (RHS): Tatton Unit is a 16 bedded unit based at Tameside General Hospital . The unit is for male service users aged 18 to 65 > years, who have been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder, for example > paranoid schizophrenia and are receiving treatment under the Mental Health Act.

Tatton Unit offers a low secure setting to support and promote recovery and daily living skills by offering interventions to increase the service user's insight around their mental health, early warning signs, vulnerabilities and risks associated with themselves and others.

Role Summary: The successful candidate will meet the social care needs of in-patient service users detained under the Mental Health Act and will form part of a multi-disciplinary clinical team. This is a challenging role as the patients we care for often have complex needs and require intense care and treatment. Clinical and managerial supervision will be available as well as opportunities for Continuing Professional Development.

Main duties of the job

  • To use professional knowledge to assess, monitor and review social care needs of individuals, relatives, and carers within specific care group in accordance with agreed competencies, quality standards and professional good practice in relation to case and risk management.
  • Use professional skills, knowledge, and experience plus a range of interpersonal and communication skills to gather information in order to make full assessments of risks protection and social care needs of individual and family carers within relevant legal and statutory frameworks and agreed priorities.
  • Refer to other agencies and make joint assessments where appropriate
  • Offer support and guidance and work in a professional manner with patients' carers and families.

About us

About the Trust:

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across a large area of Greater Manchester

Our vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.

Our 4,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work.

We offer the following benefits:

? 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
  • Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide for the social care needs of in-patient service users > detained under the Mental Health Act.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Carry out a range of social work responsibilities within framework of NHS and Community Care Act.

The post holder will be confident with legal duties under MHA 1983 and MCA including Safeguarding of Adults at Risk and Children

Have social circumstances report writing skills and ability to give evidence to MHT and reports to Ministry of Justice.

As part of the MDT attend Clinical Team Meetings, CPAs and undertake analysis related work.

Understand multi agency information sharing in the interest of public protection and MAPPA procedures.

See JD for full duties

Person Specification



  • Registered Social Worker Diploma in social work
  • Experience to post graduate level


  • Evidence of portfolio
  • Evidence of additional training/experience



  • Experience of working with patients with mental illness
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training to support student social workers
  • Experience of working in a supervisory capacity or willingness to learn relevant skills to undertake this


  • Experience in in-patient settings
  • Experience in community service
  • Experience of using appropriate clinical assessment tools
  • Substance misuse experience
  • Evidence of managing complex safeguarding concerns



  • Knowledge and skills in assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of care of clients with serious mental illness
  • Knowledge of mental health act
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of current key issues and developments in mental health care
  • Knowledge of clinical and managerial supervision
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding and practice of clinical/information
  • Governance agenda (i.e. Duty of candour)
  • Knowledge of safeguarding adults and children responsibilities
  • Knowledge of the role of research


  • Knowledge of research and practice in personality disorder
  • Experience of writing social circumstances report
  • Completed AMHP training

Skills and abilities


  • Able to work within workload deadlines and prioritise deadlines
  • To organise and plan and implement own work
  • Flexibility in working hours to meet client need
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility and ability to travel
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work therapeutically with patients on a 1:1 basis or in a group
  • Awareness of skills required for prevention and management of violence and aggression ability to complete the training and apply this in practice

Work related circumstances


  • Motivated to provide a high standard of care
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilites of the post in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Prospect Place, Birch Hill Hospital,

Birch Road


OL12 9QB

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