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Specialist Perinatal Social Worker

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Warrington
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
C& M SPMMHS, which includes SPS, is jointly provided by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing highly specialist assessment and treatment to mums, babies, and families from pregnancy through to 24 months. MMHS is hosted by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, with a focus on perinatal loss and trauma and is a collaboration with the Local Maternity & Neonatal System. Perinatal mental health care remains a national priority in the NHS Long Term Plan. Considering the strong financial case for investment in prevention and the long-term whole system benefits to be achieved due to the role of Perinatal Mental Health Teams in prevention, expected to be realised in Children and Young People Mental Health Services, adult mental health services, A& E and physical health care settings.

Shortlisting planned for 26 April 2024.

Interviews planned for 7 May 2024.

Main duties of the job

As a Social Worker within Specialist Perinatal Services (SPS), the post holder will provide a specialised role in the development and implementation of services and care pathways for women, birthing people and their families within SPMMHS in line with the ambitions of the Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Long Term Plan (LTP).The post holder will be expected to provide specialist assessment/interventions with women and birthing people alongside advice, consultancy and supervision, within the service line and where required to external partner agencies. As the post is identified within the PMH LTP , it is expected the role will continue to develop in line with national and local initiatives. The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to provide specialist assessment/interventions with women and birthing people alongside advice, consultancy and supervision, within the service line and where required toexternal partner agencies. As the post is identified within the PMH LTP , it is expected the role will continue to develop in line with national and local initiatives.

Person Specification

Knowledge/ Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience or equivalent experience in relevant first profession including multi disciplinary experience of working with children, adolescents, families and groups
  • Knowledge and application of professional standards, codes of conduct and HCPC standards of proficiency
  • Ability to assess and manage complex cases in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • An understanding of diversity and how it affects practice
  • Experience of supervising others


Desirable

  • Experience of working within CYPMHS
  • Experience of representing a team or the profession at a local level or business stream level


Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised qualification in Social Work at certificate or Diploma level e.g., DipSW, CQSW or CSS
  • Social Work England Registration
  • Masters (MSW), postgraduate (PGDipSW) or equivalent level of experience


Desirable

  • Qualification in clinical supervision


Skills

Essential

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in using the complete range of approaches as required to meet the needs of different patients and settings
  • Advanced level of knowledge of the mental health needs of children and adolescents
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in providing consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups
  • To be able to practice safely and effectively within scope of practice
  • To be able to practice within the legal and ethical boundaries of Social Work profession
  • Be able to draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to inform practice
  • Develop written documents including report writing relevant for practice
  • To be able to practice as an autonomous professional
  • To be able to build compassionate and effective relationships
  • To be able to maintain records appropriate
  • Ability to take full clinical responsibility for patient care and treatment, both as a care co-ordinator and within the context of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Interpersonal skills of the highest level to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to convey complex and clinically sensitive information to family members of all ages and to a wide range of lay and professional persons, within and outside of the NHS
  • Knowledge of legislation and strategic frameworks and their implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the full range of client groups
  • An ability to manage time, prioritise work and meet deadlines, co-ordinating areas of work that are complex and demanding
  • Ability to identify and provide appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours
  • Ability to identify and employ as appropriate clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice
  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times


Values

Essential

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hollins Park Hospital

Warrington

WA28WA

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