Social Worker: Sponsorship Available

  • Full Time
  • Durham, United Kingdom
  • 35,392 – 42,618 £ / Year

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Job Summary

Following new investment, we are excited to be offering Social Work posts within the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Community Service North Yorkshire and York. These posts will provide services to the York and Scarborough geographic areas.

The successful candidates will work as a member of the community perinatal multi-disciplinary team representing a social work perspective to women experiencing mental health difficulties in pregnancy and up to 1 year postnatal.

The role will include the ongoing development of the social worker role in the team. As an autonomous social worker, the person will be accountable for a defined caseload including service users with child and adult /or adult safeguarding needs.

Main duties of the job

We are a specialist service that strives to deliver excellent standards of care to expectant and new mothers with severe and complex mental health problems. We are looking for a highly motivated practitioners with an interest in perinatal mental health, however further specialist training and supervision will be provided to the successful candidates.

The post holder will support the clinical leadership in the development of the service to meet the perinatal ambitions within the NHS Long Term Plan over the coming years.

The post holders may have to travel across the locality as required. Being a car driver is therefore essential.

Current post are available to be based in York, and Scarborough

About us

This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become involved in the development of a proactive and forward-thinking team. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and be offered a range of opportunities to develop and enhance your existing clinical and social work skills. You will receive regular supervision and will have the opportunity to network with social work colleagues across the trust.

Applicants should be highly motivated, have the ability to act on own initiative and have sound assessment and IT skills.

Person Specification



  • A registered social work qualification plus a period of indentured practice
  • Registration with SWE
  • Practice Educator 1 & 2 Evidence of psychosocial educational qualification or willingness to work towards within agreed timescale


  • i.e. PSI/CBT Leadership and management experience Experience of working with psychological models of care



  • Evidence of working within a community setting
  • Evidence of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of using detailed risk assessments and formulation of subsequent care plans
  • An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Liaise effectively with external agencies


  • Experience of working within a community environment
  • Experience of working with families



  • Up-to-date knowledge of mental health strategies
  • Good understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation including MHA 1983, MCA 2005 and Care Act 2014

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 26 March 2024

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Kingdom

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