At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
Main duties of the job
- Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial 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
- In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
- The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
- Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
- Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
- Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
- Child Care Vouchers Scheme
- Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
- NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes
We need experienced & dynamic individuals who possess excellent communication & organisational skills and have a good working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 & Mental Capacity Act 2005. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach & be a team player who is able to forge excellent working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams & partner agencies and you will be expected to be an experienced practitioner with in-depth knowledge of safeguarding & complex case management. A comprehensive knowledge of the services available to support and promote independence in the home environment is essential. The work is varied & challenging due to the geographical nature of the district & there is strong ethos of adaptability and innovation in the teams. There is an emphasis on professional development and promotion of excellent practice, and this is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive & friendly environment.
You will be working in one of the largest integrated health and social care providers putting people at the heart of what we do, empowering people to improve care & wellbeing and delivering better health, better care in partnership. There is a strong emphasis on strength-based practice, forging links within local communities to provide an outcome focused, person centred service as we move towards a meaningful integrated care system.About us
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.
Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.
We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
There is an emphasis on professional development and promotion of excellent practice and this is an ideal opportunity for career progression within an integrated organisation offering great progression pathways and training opportunities.
There is a comprehensive Learning and development programme offering the opportunity to develop specialisms such as Practice Educator, Consultant Social Worker and AMHP and you will be enrolled in the Social Work Learning Academy on commencement of your role. For aspiring managers there is access to additional training opportunities and the potential to move to more senior roles as your career progresses.
You will be working in one of the largest integrated health and social care providers putting people at the heart of what we do, empowering people to improve care & wellbeing and delivering better health, better care in partnership. There is a strong emphasis on strength based practice, forging links within local communities to provide an outcome focused, person centred service as we move towards a meaningful integrated care system.
Due to the impact of Covid we have changed the way we work with more flexible and remote working and we are working to a hybrid model at present, with part-remote and flexible options available in line with our service needs. This gives our Social Workers a quiet space and plenty of time for reflection. It has also increased our Social Workers autonomy and has a positive impact on wellbeing and work-life balance.
These posts are suitable for both full time and part time applicants and it is essential that you have access to suitable transport arrangements to fulfil the requirements of the post.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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 SpecificationQualifications & TrainingEssential
- 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.
- To hold/to undertake and achieve the status of Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interest Assessor as per the SWLA Career Pathway
- To undertake and achieve the status of Work Based Supervisor and Practice Educator as per the SWLA Career Pathway
- Good keyboard / IT skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and PowerPoint
- An ongoing commitment to personal and professional development.
- A clear understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
- Existing accreditation relating to Practice Educator/Work Based Supervisor
- Significant post-qualification experience of working with adults with needs associated to older age, physical health or mental health needs and their carers
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- Experience of social work in other user groups/settings i.e. Children and Families, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults Experience of a development role for service/ facilities
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