Job Description

3 years reference, gaps in employment history checked, any relevant quals as per JDPS

I require 2 Mental Health Social Workers for older People and Adult CMHT.

They need to be experienced in mental health and be able to manage a case load that will be complex and work independently within a MDT .

The CMHT are integrated with our Pennine Care colleagues.

There is a high demand on the CMHTs and we require SWs who are flexible and prepared to work where the demand is.

There is an expectation that the candidate will have a good knowledge of the Care Act , MCA , MHA and Safeguarding.

The service is outcome focused and aims to  work with people to remain living as independently and as safely as possible.

There is a high level of support provided, supervision, Zoning and Team meetings and where appropriate relevant training .


To have a responsibility for a caseload, including undertaking assessments, developing Care & Support Plans, and revising them as appropriate once they are implemented. To improve life opportunities for Service Users, Carers and Families using social work methods and models. To continue to develop professionally, and be accountable for the delivery of, and promote, social work good practice.



To prepare for social work contact and involvement, including reviewing case notes, liaising with others for additional information and evaluating information.


To undertake the assessment of support needs for Service Users, Carers and Families, where their circumstances may be difficult and unstable, and assist in screening referrals. To develop/ assist to develop Care & Support Plans for Service Users.


To produce, deliver, evaluate and update Care & Support Plans and packages, in order to resolve practical and emotional social care, health and well-being difficulties.


To work with Service Users, Carers and Families to assist them to make informed choices and decisions as part of Self Directed Care and Individual Budgets, considering the available resources and the most appropriate service interventions.


To be proactive with respect to Safeguarding issues and following relevant policies and procedures if abuse is suspected.


To identify, assess and manage risks to Service Users, Carers and Families, and contribute towards a positive change to behaviour to reduce risk.


To respond to crisis situations, making assessments about urgency and using appropriate legal intervention.


To ensure all relevant systems (e.g. Frameworki) are updated in a timely manner and information/outcomes are accurately recorded. To maintain a high standard of data quality on social care systems. To ensure all personal information is confidential.


To prepare, attend and participate in meetings and decision-making forums, for example, Court appearances, Reviews, Panels, Case Conferences or team meetings. To chair meetings as appropriate.


To act for and advocate on behalf of Service Users, Carers and Families, within the boundaries of corporate and directorate policies.


To provide information, reports, data and statistics appropriate to their purpose, for example, Panel Reports or Court Reports.


To develop and maintain appropriate working relationships with partnership agencies, including health and voluntary sector agencies.


To adopt and embrace required changes and advances in working practices, particularly those which incorporate the use of ICT.


To attend, prepare for and participate in formal supervision sessions, including examining own performance, identify learning needs and ensure sufficient support for professional development is taking place.


To inform managers of service deficiencies or issues interfering with delivering an efficient service, assist to identify and make suggestions for opportunities for improvement.


To attend and participate in learning, training and development activities, in line with local and national requirements.

In addition to the tasks above, Jobholders could be required to undertake any tasks, duties or responsibilities contained in lower-graded posts within the Social Worker profile family to ensure a comprehensive Service is delivered to Service Users, Carers and Families.



To actively promote the equalities and diversity agenda in the workplace and in service delivery.


To uphold and implement policies and procedures of the Council and Directorate, including customer care and health and safety polices.


To undertake continuing professional development (CPD) and to be aware of new developments, legislation, initiatives, guidelines, policies and procedures.


Undertake any additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Adults
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • 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
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**