Level 2 Social Worker at Midlands (Visa Sponsorship)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are on the lookout for a Level 2 Social Worker to join them in a highly rewarding role.

Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust provides physical and mental health care, learning disability, and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. Additionally, the Trust offers services on a wider regional and national basis, including perinatal, eating disorder, and forensic services. It delivers out-of-area sexual health services, and its Inclusion service offers psychological and drug & alcohol services in the community and in prisons, with contracts across the country.

Serving a population of 1.5 million, Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust employs around 9,000 staff members.

The Trust offers a wide range of exciting opportunities for individuals looking to work in a truly integrated NHS organization. By joining Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, new team members will be empowered and supported to deliver care in alignment with the Trust’s values: Putting people at the heart of what they do; empowering people to improve care and wellbeing; and delivering better health, better care in partnership.

Position: Level 2 Social Worker

Salary: £35,392 to £42,618 per annum

Job Type: Full Time

Location: UK

About the Role

Their North Unplanned Care Service are looking for a highly skilled, resilient and dynamic individual to join our team as a Band 6 Level 2 Social Worker.

Based at the Haywood Hospital, the work is varied and challenging and will focus on pathway 2 of the Discharge to Access (D2A) Service. You will be supporting and assessing people within a rehab focused bed based setting following an acute hospital stay.

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals that can demonstrate advanced skills and practice with a clear desire to work within an Unplanned Care setting. The work is on a short term basis and cases are usually closed within 12 weeks; this means that you will need to be able to work at pace and be able to move between competing priorities.

You will also be enrolled onto our Social Worker Learning Academy (SWLA) which is aligned to the appropriate British Association of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework. The relevant SWLA ‘stage’ (i.e. stage 1 (ASYE), 2 (Social Worker) or 3 (Advanced Social Worker) will also be agreed taking all prior Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and relevant experience into consideration. There will also an opportunity to train as a Practice Educator.

As part of our commitment to Flexible Working, flexible/blended working is supported and following a period of induction staff will work mostly from home to complete documentation, with regular face to face visits as required.

The core work will be undertaking statutory assessments in complex situations and will have a key role to play in supporting the delivery of the Personalisation and inclusion Pathways for Adults and Carers ensuring legal literacy, Strength and asset based practice, personalisation and social inclusion is embedded and applied effectively throughout their work.

The role will involve assessing; accessing; and implementing a range of social care services, and providing guidance/advice and information for adults with acute or increasingly complex long term physical health, mental health needs and for older people and carers. As part of this role you will be expected to:

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, discharge facilitators and support staff within the Haywood hospital and private residential and nursing homes.

Working closely with a number of external partners such as the ICB and Staffordshire County Council. Have in-depth knowledge of Mental Capacity and Continuing Health Care legislation is crucial. Knowledge of safeguarding adults will also be an advantage.

Main Duties

  • In line with social work statutory duties, discretionary powers and professional values/code of conduct, to provide social work input and support to adults/carers/families helping to promote self-determination, choice and autonomy. To ensure that the most appropriate influencing statue governs the personalisation pathway framework.
  • To carry out a range of assessments including holistic “needs” led assessments, work of a more complex nature, care and support planning and reviews, and, where appropriate, initiate a multi-disciplinary assessment. The individual should be at the centre of the assessment/care and support planning/review, and all processes should embrace the principles of personalisation, Strength and Asset based practice.
  • To provide more comprehensive/experienced social work support to individual adults and their carers and families, and involve them in all planning and actions taken, helping to signpost/refer on (where appropriate) and/or develop social resilience, motivation and daily living skills.
  • Participating on the Duty/Access and priority rotas, to carry out a range of ‘first point of contact and priority’ functions including screening requests for assessments for health and social care services for adults and carers via Duty/Access utilising a range of assessment tools including Risk Screening Tools. Where appropriate, initiate an assessment including proportionate assessments and multi-disciplinary assessments. The individual should be at the centre of the assessment/care and support planning, and all processes should embrace the principles of Personalisation and Social Inclusion.
  • To be responsible for undertaking an assessment including a proportionate assessment and immediate risk screening as part of the Duty/Access Service process signposting where relevant to other services, including Primary Health Care and/or Secondary Health services; providing information, advice and guidance across the spectrum of Universal services, and specialist health and social care provision.
  • To undertake assessments, support planning and review functions for individuals who have identified needs relating to Safeguarding Protocols, Care Act legislation, Mental Capacity (BIA), and Mental Health Act legislation (AMHP). To relay relevant risk and safeguarding information to the relevant party including line manager, safeguarding team, BIA and AMHP on duty; providing support and assistance where appropriate and as required.
  • To communicate more complex assessment information including care and support planning and risk factors, to individual adults, carers, professionals, Emergency Services, MDT and Courts, as appropriate and in line with Information Governance. Communicate sensitive issues in a skilled and appropriate manner and address any barriers to participation and understanding
  • To communicate with a wide range of people including adults and carers, members of multi-disciplinary teams, and staff in external agencies including Primary Health Care/Mental health services, potentially Commissioners and other Senior Agency Staff, using a variety of methods including Information and Computer Technology.
  • To coordinate the signposting and/or referring on of individuals in collaboration with multi-disciplinary colleagues and external services.
  • To support professional responsibilities in the rehabilitation of adults, promoting wellbeing in the support of carers and in the aftercare of adults through the Care Programme Approach, including after-care requirements of mental health legislation for adults with more complex needs.


  • Professional Social Work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS, BA, MA or Foreign qualification where certified by the Professional Social Work regulatory body
  • Ensuring current registration with the Professional Social Work regulatory body at all times.
  • To hold/to undertake and achieve the status of Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interest Assessor as per the SWLA Career Pathway
  • To undertake and achieve the status of Work Based Supervisor and Practice Educator as per the SWLA Career Pathway
  • Good keyboard / IT skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and PowerPoint
  • An ongoing commitment to personal and professional development.
  • A clear understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice


  • Existing accreditation relating to Practice Educator/Work Based Supervisor


  • Significant post-qualification experience of working with adults with needs associated to older age, physical health or mental health needs and their carers


  • Experience of social work in other user groups/settings i.e. Children and Families, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults Experience of a development role for service/ facilities


  • Certificate of Sponsorship: Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in their community teams, they pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car – fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to £2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to visit the official webpage and apply

Application Deadline

July 23, 2024

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