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Level 2 Social Worker

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are welcoming applications for an experienced social worker to join our ambitious, innovative and supportive Adult Social Care Community teams. This is a permanent fulltime position although consideration will be given to applicants wanting to work on a part-time basis. We also offer a hybrid blended working approach of home and office. We also offer the option of working a 9-day fortnight to full time workers.

The post holder will need to be a registered social worker and will be expected to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and other legal and statutory frameworks. It is highly desirable for the successful candidate to be at least 2 years post qualified and have either an Approved Mental Health Professional, Best Interest Assessor or Practice Educator qualification or the willingness to work towards obtaining one of these.

Main duties of the job

As part of your role in the Older Person / Physical Disability Team you will be required to:
  • Carry and be responsible for your own caseload, including complex case management work
  • Complete care act assessments, support plans and where needed risk assessments
  • Complete mental capacity act assessments and best interests decisions, including attendance at best interest meetings where needed
  • Lead on safeguarding enquiries, including management of safety measures and protection planning
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings
  • Work closely with partners to achieve positive outcomes

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, 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 annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resource.
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • 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

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

The post holder will be advocating and working with adults with complex needs and their carers, working collaboratively with colleagues from other agencies to develop support and services appropriate to peoples individual needs utilising a strength based approach. The remit of the service is to support the citizens of Staffordshire predominantly over the age of 18 with physical disabilities and older people over the age of 65 with physical and/or mental health needs. The post holder will need to be confident carrying out outcome-focused assessments, with support planning, to meet their care and support needs. The post holder must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals and with our partner agencies to deliver the best outcomes for our citizens. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

As a Trust, we offer informal support and advice as required, monitored caseload numbers, monthly formal supervisions and membership to the Social Work Learning Academy, which supports ongoing professional development opportunities, learning and career development. You will have direct support from the Practice Lead and colleagues as well providing peer support to your team.

You will need to be able to travel across the locality. This is an interesting and challenging post for someone who has a commitment to improving outcomes for the citizens of Staffordshire.

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


South Staffs Council Offices

Wolverhampton Road


ST16 3AQ

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