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Later Life CMHT - Social Worker/Care Coordinator Band 6 or Band 5

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Mar 2024
An excellent opportunity has arisen to recruit a Social Worker to North Manchester Later Life Community Mental Health Team.

This vacancy is a band 6 position however will also be considered as a band 5 position with the opportunity to progress to Band 6 on completion of the ASYE course

Please see attached band 5 job description

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within an integrated, later life multi-disciplinary team within Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will provide assessment for service users and carers, in line with the Care Act (2014) and s.117 of the Mental Health Act. They will work with individuals with a range of mental disorders which include schizophrenia, affective disorders, dementias and personality disorders.

They will work to the Social Work England Professional Standards.

The post holder will report to the Team Manager for day to day management. Professional social work supervision will be provided by a Senior Social Worker who will also support their ASYE year.

The post holder will aim at all times to promote the independence and well-being of adults with mental health needs assist social inclusion and work in a strength and asset-based way.

Increased support and supervision will be available due to their ASYE status but they will be expected to work autonomously and independently, assessing, formulating, implanting and agreeing care and support plans for adults and carers.

They will be responsible for working in partnership with other agencies supporting adults and carers.

On successful completion of ASYE which usually takes one year, they will move to a band 6 post which involves undertaking more complex work such as s42 safeguarding enquiries, Court of Protection work and AMHP training and practice

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Relevant professional qualification, DipSW, BA, MA Social Work, CQSW.


  • Recognised professional assessor / practice teachers qualification

Qualifications & Training


  • Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status or willingness to undertake this training

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of conducting assessments identifying health and social care needs


  • Experience of working with older adults with complex mental health needs

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of commissioning care packages


  • Experience of investigating safeguarding concerns

Specific Skills


  • Skilled in organisation and prioritisation of workloads, making informed decisions and evaluating outcomes

Specific Skills


  • Sensitivity and perception in the assessment of vulnerable service users and their families with complex needs, using the assessment and safeguarding frameworks

Specific Skills


  • Ability to develop written reports, including those needed under legal requirements.

Physical Skills and effort


  • Able to work in a flexible manner whilst managing own time and work load.

Requirements due to setting


  • The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Hexagon Tower

Crumpsall Vale Manchester


M9 8GQ

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