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Social Worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Bolton Council


Contract: permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week 

Salary: £29,909 to £33,136

This salary is subject to the 2019 National Joint Council pay award and any local agreements approved by the Council.  Please refer to the Council’s pay structure when applying for a job at Bolton Council.

Closing date: 5th April  2019

The Bolton Assessment Service offers a comprehensive range of mental health assessments and interventions within one multi-disciplinary team so that all patients over the age of 16 with a suspected or actual mental health problem can be assessed, treated signposted or referred appropriately regardless of age, presenting complaint, time of presentation or severity. 

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced social worker to work within this fast paced team. You will have first hand experience of working in mental health services and carrying out in depth assessments. We are based at Royal Bolton Hospital and also oversee the running and management of Bolton’s place of safety (136 suite).  

The service operates 12 hours a day 7 days a week (working hours are 9/5 or 1/9).   The service is provided by GMMH NHS FT a specialist Mental Health Trust.  

Please contact Jodie Wood on 01204390107 for further details.

About You

We are looking to recruit a social worker- Grade 8 to the Bolton Assessment Service. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, creative, committed and able to adapt positively to change. You should also be able to work effectively taking a holistic approach to assessment and treatment working in partnership with service users and their carer’s promoting independence and recovery of people with mental health difficulties. You will need to be able to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, respecting the input of all the professions and professionals within this.
As a Social Worker within in the Bolton Assessment Service you will assess service users using identified assessments and risk assessments. You will be expected to work proactively and flexibly within a multi-disciplinary team model.

You will also be expected to participate in the extended hours service, which would incurr weekend working on a off duty rota basis.

For more information please see the Work with Us page on 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS check is therefore required for this post.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.


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application deadline

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5th Apr 2019

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