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Later Life CMHT - Social Worker/Care Coordinator

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

Job Details

An excellent opportunity has arisen to recruit a Social Worker to North Manchester Later Life Community Mental Health Team.

The experienced recruit will operate within an integrated, multi-disciplinary team and will mainly undertake commissioning and care purchasing tasks for service users, working within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

We support practitioners in their professional development and we are friendly and supportive team

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also complete assessments for clients and carers and at times also provide care coordination in line with the Trust Care Programme Approach (CPA) guidance and policies. You will be allocated care coordinator/lead professional for a caseload of both organic & functional clients.

You will be expected to participate in the rostered Duty role which includes initial CMHT assessments of new referrals and feeding these back at the Multi Disciplinary Team Meetings

Complete Safeguarding processes as needed with support of Team Manager and Seniors

The Community Mental Health Team operates from Monday to Friday during usual office hours

All applicants must:

o Hold a social work qualification

o Be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

o Have access to transport to be able to travel widely across the city

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


CMHT Later Life North Hexagon Tower

Crumpsall Vale


M9 8GQ

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