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Social Worker - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services, MASH
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
South East, London
Location:
Hounslow
Salary:
£38,994 per hour
Posted:
11/10/2018
Job Ref:
NBR-79438

Social Worker - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub - Hounslow - £31,794 to £38,994 per annum

We are currently looking for an experienced Social Worker to join our team.

The Multi Agency Service Hub acts as a service within Hounslow Social Care Front Door.  The MASH has both onsite and virtual partners  its primary function is screen/collate Intel regarding Contacts that are received to identify the most appropriate outcome.

The Social Care team within the MASH is made up of 5 Social Workers and 2 Managers. The MASH supports remote working and has a track record for developing staff.

Benefits as a MASH social worker:

  • Annual Leave - 24 days (rising to max 30 days). Plus 8 days Bank Holidays and 3 days Christmas closure.
  • Working from Home - Work Smart scheme gives employees greater flexibility around managing their own workloads.
  • Training and Development - West London Alliance Training, AYSE Scheme, Direct Work Training Scheme and Specialist Training.
  • Flexible Working - Including job share and part-time working options
  • Relocation Package - £8,000
  • Pool Cars - Zipcars for exclusive use by staff at business hours, vehicles are reserved for staff between 8am and 6pm every working day.
  • Season Ticket Loans - Interest free loans for the purchase of annual British Rail and London Regional Transport Underground and Bus Season tickets from home to place of work
  • Mileage Payments
  • Employee Benefits - A range of discounts and benefits available across a range of companies for employees.
  • Staff Wellbeing Services - Access to Occupational Health, an Osteopath/Chiropractor and Employee Assistance Programme.

Key Responsibilities as a MASH social worker:

  • To make threshold decisions in-line with MASH Guidance on Contacts and utilize key screening tools which ensure the best decisions are made for children and their families. 
  • To attend or lead multi agency meetings and consult with professional's in respect to threshold decisions and act as a conduit between the MASH and services where applicable
  • To undertake time limited Social Worker Assessment specific to Housing and Joint CAMHS Assessments and progress to the Intake team where necessary 
  • To contribute to the development of the service, contribute to quality assurance functions and practice standards within the team

As a MASH social worker you will be expected to have:

  • An ability to review, screen Contacts and records in a timely manner to formulate an evidence based threshold decisions in a concise form
  • Have excellent phone communication skills with both parents and professionals to extract pertinent information to support decision making
  • to remain consistent in approach to decision making, to work well both as an individual and within the team particularly given the workload volumes
  • to have broad knowledge base in respect to child abuse, ill-treatment or neglect and be able to differentiate between varying levels or risk and need.

Essential for the Role:

  • Social Work qualification
  • Extensive statutory experience
  • HCPC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466215
Contact: Nina Brun

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