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Social Worker

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated registered social worker to join us three days a week in our new community mental health service in Wigan called Living Well (LW). The Living Well Serviceenables timely access to mental health services when people need it most and provides support for people who might not traditionally meet the threshold or criteria of existing mental health services. The team is multidisciplinary and includes VCFSE organizations. We also support several peer mentor roles within the team.

The Wigan Living Well Service is compassionately led, trauma informed, and recoveryfocused. Living Well has co-produced key values and principles that all team members share. As a result, our model is humanistic and person-centred. Our core values are based oncreating open, honest, safe spaces and conversations where all people's strengths are valued.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team. You will undertake formal mental health and social care assessments of new people on your caseload. You will undertakeinitial conversations with people as part of the Living well duty system inaccordance with agreed operational procedures. You will provide interventions, evaluate and record community mental health and social care delivered to people on your caseload.

You will be supported by members of the leadership team including a team manager, operational programme manager, peer mentor co-ordinator, senior pharmacist and clinical lead. CPD opportunities are available and personal interests/skills will be supported to develop and grow.

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

See attached detailed 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

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree or Masters Degree in Social Work
  • Registered as a social worker with governing body.


  • Post qualification certificates in mental health related subject



  • Experience of post registration working in a mental health setting
  • Experience of completing formal social work assessments in a MH setting
  • Experience of completing MH risk assessments
  • Experience of working in an MDT
  • Experience of writing reports


  • Experience of working in community mental health services.
  • Experience of supervising social work students

Knowledge & Skills


  • Knowledge of relevant MH legislation relevant to the role
  • Knowledge of the MH needs of people who use community MH services
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Hindley Town Hall

Cross Street



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