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Level 2 Social Worker

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our North Unplanned Care Service are looking for a highly skilled, resilient and dynamic individual to join our team as a Band 6 Level 2 Social Worker.

Based at the Haywood Hospital, the work is varied and challenging and will focus on pathway 2 of the Discharge to Access (D2A) Service. You will be supporting and assessing people within a rehab focused bed based setting following an acute hospital stay.

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals that can demonstrate advanced skills and practice with a clear desire to work within an Unplanned Care setting. The work is on a short term basis and cases are usually closed within 12 weeks this means that you will need to be able to work at pace and be able to move between competing priorities.

You will also be enrolled onto our Social Worker Learning Academy (SWLA) which is aligned to the appropriate British Association of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework. The relevant SWLA 'stage' (i.e. stage 1 (ASYE), 2 (Social Worker) or 3 (Advanced Social Worker) will also be agreed taking all prior Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and relevant experience into consideration. There will also an opportunity to train as a Practice Educator.

As part of our commitment to Flexible Working, flexible/blended working is supported and following a period of induction staff will work mostly from home to complete documentation, with regular face to face visits as required.

Main duties of the job

The core work will be undertaking statutory assessments in complex situations and will have a key role to play in supporting the delivery of the Personalisation and inclusion Pathways for Adults and Carers ensuring legal literacy, Strength and asset based practice, personalisation and social inclusion is embedded and applied effectively throughout their work.

The role will involve assessing accessing and implementing a range of social care services, and providing guidance/advice and information for adults with acute or increasingly complex long term physical health, mental health needs and for older people and carers. As part of this role you will be expected to:
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, discharge facilitators and support staff within the Haywood hospital and private residential and nursing homes.
  • Working closely with a number of external partners such as the ICB and Staffordshire County Council.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of Mental Capacity and Continuing Health Care legislation is crucial.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding adults will also be an advantage.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helpingyour communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note, we may be required to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information of this role please see attached the job description and person specification.

Social Work Learning Academy (SWLA)

On appointment, the post holder will be auto-enrolled in the SWLA and aligned to the appropriate British Association of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework. The relevant SWLA stage (i.e. stage 1 (ASYE), 2 (Social Worker) or 3 (Advanced Social Worker) will also be agreed taking all prior Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and relevant experience into consideration. The post holder will be required to take responsibility for their own Continuous Professional Development.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Professional Social Work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS, BA, MA or Foreign qualification where certified by the Professional Social Work regulatory body
  • Ensuring current registration with the Professional Social Work regulatory body at all times.
  • To hold/to undertake and achieve the status of Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interest Assessor as per the SWLA Career Pathway
  • To undertake and achieve the status of Work Based Supervisor and Practice Educator as per the SWLA Career Pathway
  • Good keyboard / IT skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and PowerPoint
  • An ongoing commitment to personal and professional development.
  • A clear understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice


  • Existing accreditation relating to Practice Educator/Work Based Supervisor



  • Significant post-qualification experience of working with adults with needs associated to older age, physical health or mental health needs and their carers


  • Experience of social work in other user groups/settings i.e. Children and Families, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults Experience of a development role for service/ facilities

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Haywood Hospital

High Lane



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