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Social Worker

Employer
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leasowe
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The All Age Disability Service is a social care staff group that transferred to the NHS as part of Health and Social Care Integration Agenda. A number of opportunities have arisen in our services.

Are you a qualified social worker looking for a new opportunity? We have vacancies working within children with disabilities teams based at the Millennium Centre in Leasowe, Wirral.

Commensurate with demonstrable level of practice and continued professional development, work within the Standards of conduct, performance and ethics as described by the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), ensuring compliance with legal, organisational and multi-agency requirements and working independently carry a caseload and undertake a range of community care and safeguarding assessments of complex or unusual cases including appropriate management of risk. Ensure the safeguarding and duty of care of adults and children, families and carers in ways that balance promotion of well-being, independence choice and control with the need to protect people from abuse and neglect.

Main duties of the job

Our teams work with children with severe learning disabilities and complex disabilities to support them, and their carers, to achieve their outcomes. CWP is at the forefront of health and social care integration and this service lends itself to developing new, innovative ways of working together.

Within the CWD Teams you will be undertaking single assessments and working with children and young people with complex disabilities through Child in Need, Child Protection and Children who are looked after. You will be a child centred practitioner and will complete support plans, mental capacity assessments, be involved in court workand take the lead on safeguarding enquiries. Experience of working with people with complex needs is desirable but what is crucial is a genuine wish to work collaboratively with children and young people to meet their goals and aspirations. A good understanding of asset and strength based approaches to assessment and support planning is vital. In return we can offer you a clearcareer progression framework with a range of training opportunities.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work DipSW or equivalent
  • Be registered with Social Work England and able to evidence this.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in line with PCF
  • Required to undertake the practice educator award


Desirable

  • Relevant post-qualifying/vocational training courses


Knowledge & Expertise

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate practice which supports the core principles of the College of Social Work and Families and Wellbeing Directorate
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the Service Area e.g. Adults: Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and/or the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Care Act 2014 Safeguarding
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of people including families and professionals.
  • Able to demonstrate organisational skills
  • Awareness of current practice issues and challenges facing Social Workers
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
  • Able to work with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, irrespective of their circumstances and background
  • Must be willing to move across teams according to the needs of the service
  • An understanding of and an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work n partnership with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, colleagues in the council and partner agencies.
  • Sound assessment and interviewing skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate IT skills e.g. use of Microsoft Office etc


Desirable

  • Exercise emotional intelligence and demonstrate a developing emotional resilience in relation to their job role


Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience of working with carers
  • Experience of working with vulnerable individuals and families
  • Experience of arranging support plans and/or packages of care
  • Experience of working with partner agencies in a professional capacity


Desirable

  • Experience of working with carers and families
  • Experience of arranging packages of care
  • Experience of working in a Local Authority setting
  • Working in a multi-agency team
  • Experience of working with a range of families with different issues and needs


Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Millennium Centre

Twickenham Drive

Leasowe

CH46 1PQ

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