Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

MCC are looking for a Social Worker for a position within the Adults Early Support Team

Role portfolio:

Manchester Local Care Organisation

Manchester is at the forefront of the transformation agenda with the formation of the integrated local care organisation in which both health and social care staff work for the same organisation having a shared vision, shared values and working towards shared outcomes for the people of Manchester as central to its service model.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape, design and deliver Adult Social Care’s new early help offer and model within the newly formed Adults Early Support Team. The aim of the team is to provide impactful strengths-based working at the front door to prevent, reduce or delay needs from escalating to maximise independence and enable Manchester residents to achieve their best outcomes at the earliest opportunity.

This opportunity gives you experience of being at the forefront of social work, as the service is the first point of contact in Adult Social Care, for adults who are experiencing a range of situations. 

The team triage new referrals delivering strength-based assessments and support for residents alongside being a professional resource for other ASC & Health colleagues. Your aim is to resolve queries/requests for support at the first point of contact by providing short-term interventions and completing assessment to achieve person-centred outcomes. These outcomes can range from signposting and providing information and advice right through to the provision of early help, targeted support services, crisis intervention and adult safeguarding responses when needed.

You will be an experienced social worker with two years of post-qualifying experience in an adult social care setting. You will be able to ensure that all work is carried out in line with the appropriate legislation, (Care Act 2014, Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1998) guidelines, policies and procedures.

This will require you to work collaboratively with colleagues you will use your knowledge of early help and secondary care offers to provide information and signpost people to the most appropriate services. You will be working in a fast-paced environment, be resilient to engage in evolving ways of working and deliver innovative and creative solutions.

You will identify risk and explore risk management and mitigation in high risk and complex situations

A key element of the role is developing effective working partnerships with a wide range of internal and external agencies to support delivery of the new front door model and an innovative and responsive early help offer. This will include supporting on the delivery of prototypes to test and embed new operational ways of working.

The successful applicant will be office based for the first 6 weeks and able to hybrid work thereafter subject to satisfactory performance.

3 month post unknown whether this will be extended.

Office based for the first 6 weeks, possibility to hybrid work after that.

Hours of work are 8.45 – 16:30, 45 minutes for lunch based at Alex House in Hulme.

There is free parking in Hulme High Street underground car park.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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