Hospital Social Worker [Stockport] #000287621

Urgently required to meet Winter Pressures Five Level 3  Social Workers  with some Hospital experience to start as soon as possible. Full time 22 week contracts Mon Fri between 8-00 and 5-00 each day. To provide extra capacity to fully staffed team of Social Workers working in multidisciplinary service based at Stepping Hill Hospital. Three of the posts are based at Stepping Hill, one post assessing Stockport residents at Wythenshawe Hospital, fifth post to cover Stockport residents in all other Greater Manchester Hospitals. The two out of area hospital posts are to work alongside a permanent Social worker in these areas. We have well established discharge routes to Rehab using Trusted Assessors rather than Social Workers. Social workers are mainly involved in complex discharges home or to placements. All Social Workers have access to in team Mental Health Workers, FNC assessors , placement finding service, Third Sector support, dedicated Housing Advocates, Trusted Assessors for Care Homes and Age UK Back Home Service. You will need to be able to manage a complex caseload, prioritise well, conduct swift but adequate assessments and achieve swift discharges from hospital. The Team has four Senior Social Work Practitioners/Assistant Managers available for case support and advice on an open door basis.

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