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Later Life CMHT - Social Worker/Care Coordinator

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An excellent opportunity has arisen to recruit a Social Worker to South 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.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also complete assessments for clients and carers and 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 complete the Duty role which includes initial CMHT assessments of new referrals.

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 NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside prison in reach, substance misuse services, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and inpatient perinatal mental health care.

The Trust employs around 5700 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:
  • We are caring and compassionate
  • We inspire hope
  • We work together
  • We value and respect
  • We are open and honest

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within an integrated, later life multi-disciplinary team within Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will provide assessment for service users and carers, in line with the Care Act (2014). The post holder will act as a care co-ordinator as required in line with the Trust Care Programme Approach (CPA) guidance and policies.

The post holder will work to the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England.

The post holder will report to the Team Manager for day to day management. Professional social work supervision will be provided by a Senior Social Worker.

The post holder will aim at all times to promote the independence and well-being of adults with mental health needs; assist social inclusion and valued community presence and enable the widest possible expression of chosen lifestyle.

Please see full Job description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Relevant professional qualification, DipSW, BA, MA Social Work, CQSW.
  • Recognised professional assessor / practice teachers qualification
Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status or willingness to undertake this training
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Experience of conducting assessments identifying health and social care needs
  • Experience of working with older adults with complex mental health needs
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Experience of commissioning care packages
  • Experience of investigating safeguarding concerns
Specific Skills Essential
  • Skilled in organisation and prioritisation of workloads, making informed decisions and evaluating outcomes
Specific Skills Essential
  • Sensitivity and perception in the assessment of vulnerable service users and their families with complex needs, using the assessment and safeguarding frameworks
Specific Skills Essential
  • Ability to develop written reports, including those needed under legal requirements.
Physical Skills and effort Essential
  • Able to work in a flexible manner whilst managing own time and work load.
Requirements due to setting Essential
  • The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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