Job ref 844-3280313
Health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do
Exceptional person-centred care
Actively supporting each other
Responsive, professional, innovative
Trusted to deliver
Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.
Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.
Are you a qualified Social Worker looking for a career where you can make a difference in your local community? Is a new challenge what you’re searching for? Do you want to help improve people’s lives? If this sounds like you, look no further!
At Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we pride ourselves in providing the best support to members of our local community to maintain their independence and dignity to help them live as well as possible, for as long as possible. We are looking for proactive and dynamic individuals to join our Integrated Care Coordination teams in an Integrated Community Health and Social Care service, working across the Wirral Peninsula.
You will work with people aged 18+ who may have multiple conditions, learning disabilities and complex care needs as part of a multi disciplinary team in a community setting.
To join our Integrated Care Coordination teams you will:
Valued. Supported. Empowered.
As a valued member of our Trust, your manager will support you in setting personal goals for the year as part of your induction and ongoing learning and development. You will be encouraged to undertake training to assist you to excel in your role with the Trust and ensure you are equipped to reach your full potential in this role.
Benefits & Rewards
The Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:
An opportunity has arisen to work within an integrated dynamic, innovative and friendly team within Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust’s Access and Intermediate Care Division
An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated, band 5 Social worker to join the service, which also involves a role in the multi- disciplinary team within the Discharge to Assess bed-based service and Integrated Discharge Team.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking social worker to join our busy, pro-active, integrated team based within various across the Wirral.
The role will involve working with people with a wide variety of both physical and mental health conditions as well as complex social issues. This role will involve collaborative working and taking responsibility within our experienced multi-disciplinary teams- MDTs, to ensure best possible outcomes are achieved for people using the service, their carers and families. You will attend regular MDT meetings and ensure that you work effectively to provide person- centred care, ensure timely journey for people who use the service, prevent discharge delays and avoidable admissions to hospital and long term care.
You need to have social work experience, have an excellent understanding of current social work legislative practice. There will be a need ensure that you work in compliance of the requirements of The Care Act 2014.
Risk management, excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise and often work at a fast pace is essential. You will need good time management skills.
This post requires applicants to have completed their ASYE. It is also essential that the post holder is able to effectively resilient to challenges posed by the system during winter pressures.
The post holder will be required to actively participate in quality improvement initiatives and to ensure that they manage their continuous professional development. There will be the opportunity for regular supervision and to attend in-service training and professional development. The team has an active social work focus group, to which membership will be offered
The service operates with extended hours 7 days per week providing cover 8am-8pm. You would be expected to work to cover service demands across the extended hours and weekends on a roster basis.
Please see the job description and personal specification for application requirements. Applicants are requested to provide the required information outlined in these documents in their application to demonstrate their suitability for the post and clear reasoning for wishing to work in your chosen team in the Rapid Community Service.
Current HCPC registration with the relevant social work qualification is essential to this post. Travel is an essential part of this role and therefore access to a car for work purposes is essential. Appointment to the post will be subject to successful interview, references, DBS clearance and Occupational Health checks.
WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.
Candidates are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.
We are required to obtain written references covering at least the past 3 years of employment or education / training history. Please provide contact details for all referees, including business e-mail addresses. The trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.
The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.
Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 'Restricted' and 'Open Access' vacancies run simultaneously and restricted applications should be made via the appropriate advert (an 'R' will display next to the Job Title in the advert). 'Restricted' adverts run for a minimum of 7 days.
Applications are welcome from those interested in a job share opportunity.
We are an equal opportunities employer
Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.
For information explaining how we use your information in line with GDPR please see our ‘Guidance for applicants’ document under the section ‘Additional documentation’.
Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.