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Adult Social Work
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
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Salford Care Organisation
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25/09/2019 23:59

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Social Worker for the Deaf

Social Work Career Pathway

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be.  This is a really exciting time to join our new team.


Social Worker for Sensory Services 30 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Social Worker for the D/deaf for 30 hours per week  to join the Sensory Team.   Our specialist social work team has knowledge, skills and experience to work effectively with D/deaf people and people who are affected by vision loss. 

Salary is dependent on qualification and experience

Level 1 Social Worker - £26,999 - £29,636 pro rata

Level 2 Social Worker - £29,636 - £32,029 pro rata

Level 3 Social Worker - £32,878 - £35,934 pro rata

Our aim is to assist, where appropriate people affected by D/deafness and/or vision loss.  We endeavor to empower people to lead as full and independent a life as possible, breaking through barriers and accessing opportunities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and well motivated qualified Social Worker.  Preferably you would be 2 years post qualified in adult social work with experience of working with people with a hearing and/or sight loss and qualified in British Sign Language(BSL) or a first language BSL user.

An ability to work independently, but also as part of a team, is essential.  You will be expected to effectively manage a caseload in a timely and professional manner.  Applicants must have a good knowledge of relevant legislation, and an understanding of the complex issues related to sensory loss.

In Salford the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) was proud to be able to develop one of the country's first integrated health and social care services.  This joins up the best of health, social and support within the integrated care division of Salford Care Organisation.  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated Salford Care Organisation as an outstanding organisation following an inspection in 2018 for a second time. 

Salford Care Organisation is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of its Social Work staff. It is recognised by the Trust that many experienced Social Work staff are currently likely to be employed by local government organisations, and to ensure there is clarity over terms and conditions of employment we offer NJC Pay Scales to Social Workers we appoint, rather than NHS pay-scales. Please see the document below for further details.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bernadette Hegarty

Principal Manager

Tel: 0161 686 7402 

If you have problems applying, contact

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
0161 206 8128