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Social Worker

Band 6

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Social Work
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Liverpool Innovation park
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
25/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

An exciting opportunity  has arisen within Liverpool Community Services division of Mersey Care NHS Trust to recruit a Band 6 Social Worker 1.0 WTE to join  the  Liverpool Out of Hospital service Social Work team, which is part of Integrated Community Reablement and Assessment Service (ICRAS)

You must  be a qualified social worker and be registered with Health and Care Professions Council.

We are  seeking a highly motivated and  enthusiastic individual

The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver high quality service user care, have strong  interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

You will have the ability to work within a Multi - Disciplinary team, working with people and families to support them through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable people are safe guarded from harm.  To provide support and help in order to improve outcomes in people's lives. You must be able to  utilise the Mental capacity Act and Best Interest decisions.

To assess the needs and circumstances of individuals who meet the eligibility  criteria  for assessment and services including eligibility for Continuing Health Care funding.

You must have  a knowledge of resources available to  support  adults and  older people .

Applications from newly qualified social workers, or those undertaking the AYSE programme, will be considered and are encouraged to apply for the post, in this instance with a starting pay grade and Job Description at BAND 5 AfC.  Upon successful completion of the AYSE programme both Job Description and pay grade will progress to Band 6 AfC

Interviews are scheduled for 4th March 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michael O’Rourke, Team Leader & Stephen Cowling, Operational Manager, LOOHS Social Work – 0151 295 3902