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Social Worker - Community Learning Disability Team

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£34,834 to £41,418 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the award winning Integrated Learning Disability Community Team. We have a permanent Social Work vacancy within the Community Learning Disability Team. We are looking for outstanding people to be part Adult Social Care shaping and delivering outcomes for the residents of Salford.This is a truly integrated service where you are based together with Social Workers, Community Nurses, and other Learning Disability health professionals. The post holder will work Salford City wide.This role supports the assessment and support planning functions of the Learning Disability service and will be committed to high quality health and Social care outcomes for people with learning disabilities in Salford.

We want to hear from experienced and newly qualified Social Work practitioners with a passion for person-centred and strengths-based social work, who are enthusiastic about effective integrated working and ready for change.

Main duties of the job

You will be a skilled, effective practitioner acting with considerable autonomy. You should have in depth knowledge and skill in one or more fields of practice which may have been developed through a formal post - qualifying training and development activity. You should have or will be expected to undertake Practice Educator training and support student Social Workers. You may have or will be expected to undertake a postgraduate qualification and role in specialised practice e.g., AMHP, BIA. You will need to have capability to integrate professional knowledge, the views of people using services and research/evaluation evidence routinely in their practice. You will need to demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk while promoting enablement and self-determination. You will need to network and liaise with a wider range of professionals and other colleagues, including at more senior or strategic levels. You will need to manage complex caseloads and offer expert opinion within the organisation and to others.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

We are committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of our Social Work staff. It is recognised by the Trust that many experienced Social Work staff are currently likely to be employed by local government organisations, and to ensure there is clarity over terms and conditions of employment we offer National Joint Council Pay Scales to Social Workers we appoint, rather than NHS pay-scales. We have adopted the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment which isused for recognising continuous service regarding annual leave, sickness, and maternity for moves within Greater Manchester. In addition, we also recognise previous, continuous, national local government service regarding annual leave

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • Possession of a recognised Social Work qualification Degree, CQSW, CSS, Dip SW or equivalent.
  • You must hold a current registration with the Social Work England.

Skills, knowledge & experience


  • You must clearly evidence an understanding of the principles and values underlying the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other relevant legislation.
  • You must clearly evidence your ability to develop effective working relationships with service users and their carers' and show evidence of good assessment practice.
  • You must clearly evidence an understanding of the integration agenda and the promotion of independence (enablement) model of health and social care.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of personalisation and a person centred approach.
  • You must clearly evidence that you have the ability to maintain accurate records and to communicate complex information clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form.
  • You must clearly evidence that you have a clear understanding of the social work role in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop effective working relationships with other professionals and colleagues.
  • Possess skills of negotiation, mediation and de-escalation - seeking constructive approaches to problem solving.
  • Experience of working with adults/older people.
  • Have a good standard of computer skills.


  • You have additional qualifications Best Interest Assessors AMHP Practice Educator Post Qualifying courses or other professional development qualifications.
  • You can evidence an innovative approach to the development of new methods of working to support people in the community.
  • You can show knowledge of relevant Welfare Rights Legislation.
  • You can show knowledge of the recent Government Guidelines.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


City Approach

Albert Street


M30 0BL

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