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Social Worker

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/24/277743
  • Published: Thu 18/04/2024, 11:28 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H - I, Scale Point Range 26 - 35, Salary Range £34,834 - £43,421 Per Annum, dependent upon experience (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hartley Hospital, Merseyside

Social Worker

Mental Health North

Grade H (SCP 26-30) or Grade I (SCP 31-35) dependent upon experience.

If appropriate this Salary is supplemented by an AMHP allowance of £1,848 a year paid on a pro rata basis

Southport’s Adult Mental Health Social Care Team is looking for an enthusiastic and creative social worker to join our team.   The successful applicant will not necessarily have experience of working in a mental health environment but will have good assessment skills and be keen to work in a multi-disciplinary setting.  To apply for this post you need either to be a qualified and practicing Approved Mental Health Professional or be willing to undertake the relevant training and join our supportive and pro-active AMHP team. 

The Mental Health Social Care Team is co-located with Mersey Care’s Adult Community Mental Health Team at Hartley Hospital and works closely with health colleagues.  The team comprises social workers, community care practitioners and support workers and provides a person centred and holistic service to adults aged 18 to 70 who experience severe and enduring mental illness.  Within the team we operate a recovery service which provides short term reablement support to promote service users’ independence and wellbeing; social workers are fully involved in the work of this team and oversee the progress of their cases while they are in receipt of support from the recovery team. 

The team covers the resort town of Southport and the town of Formby and has good road and rail links to Liverpool and Ormskirk.  This is an exciting time to come and work in Sefton. We want to hear from people who possess drive and passion, and need committed social workers to support our development, improvement plans and outcomes for vulnerable adults in our community.

What we require from you:

Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification

Current registration with Social Work England

High aspirations to improve the lives our most vulnerable residents

Exceptional knowledge of the Care Act

Qualification as an Approved Mental Health Professional or willingness to train

Ability to manage your own caseload with appropriate support, guidance, and supervision

Ability to make person centred, complex decisions, using evidence-based tools and analysis

Ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity

Ability to effectively undertake partnership working with all our stakeholders and further develop these relationships

Commitment to your own personal development and professional growth.

Our offer to you:

To be part of an established, caring, and welcoming team

Manageable caseloads

Access to good quality, monthly, reflective supervision

A comprehensive induction programme

A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs

Excellent training and career development opportunities such as BIA and AMHP training.

Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports

28 days annual leave rising to 33 days after 5 years continual service plus 8 bank holidays

Enhanced sick pay, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave schemes.

Excellent pension scheme.

Opportunities for agile/flexible working

Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles

Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms

Cycle to work scheme

Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services

Hybrid working e.g. the ability to work from home or office for some part of the working week

Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues.

Commitment to supporting your emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service

Assistance with relocation if eligible.

Access to our Professional Practice Forum

Interviews for this post will take place on 14th June 2024. 

If you would like to have an informal chat about this post, please contact Natalie Dailey on 01704 383110 or Stephen Roper on 07929769251.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this post (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please fully complete the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2024. 

Downloads

  • Guidance Notes Completing an Application Form
  • Job Description / Person Spec - Grade H
  • Job Description / Person Spec - Grade I

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.



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  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/24/277743
  • Published: Thu 18/04/2024, 11:28 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H - I, Scale Point Range 26 - 35, Salary Range £34,834 - £43,421 Per Annum, dependent upon experience (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hartley Hospital, Merseyside

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