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Social Worker (Discharge Co-ordinator)

Band 6

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Social Work
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Sid Watkins, Aintree
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
23/02/2020 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 for an experienced Social Worker to join Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service. We are looking for a dynamic and highly skilled Social Worker to join a well-established MDT that is forward thinking with integration and recovery high on its agenda.  This is a unique role and experience of working with patients with acquired brain injury is desired, but not essential, and you will be supported to develop an in-depth understanding of specialised care for patients with acquired brain injury as part of your professional development plan. 

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre helps people with acquired brain injuries recover to build their lives, regain their independence and maximise their quality of life. The centre is a specialist inpatient unit based at Sid Watkins in Aintree, Liverpool. The case load is capped at the number of beds which the service offers, which is currently sits at 12. 

The Social Worker function is to act as a discharge co-ordinator for the Trust across community and acute settings to ensure collaborative working between all sectors to guarantee co-ordinated and timely discharge planning is achieved. The Social Worker will provide a high-quality assessment of patients with acquired brain injuries and undertake the role of Trusted Assessor for the partner Local Authorities. Assessments will be compiled in line with eligibility criteria of relevant health and social legislation and will be used to Broker services to meet identified health and social care needs. 

Requirements for the Role include:-

* Degree level with appropriate professional Social Work qualification (CSS/CQSW or Dips, MA SW, BA Hons SW).

* HCPC Registered.

Interviews are planned for 3rd 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

Stephen Cowling, Social Care Lead (01515273434) or Michelle Davies Service Manager (01512506062/6247)