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MASH Senior Social worker - Childrens

MASH Senior Social worker - Childrens

Posted 8 July by REED Social Care
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Our client, a West Midlands Local Authority, is seeking an interim Children’s Senior Social Worker for its MASH Team (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub).

Rate of pay is highly competitive based on your experience!

The role will involve the following:

• The role holder will manage safeguarding risk effectively, working within a multi-agency environment, providing a professional social work service.

• Respond to complex referrals, provide casework advice, support, and guidance to other team members. Use the signs of safety framework for all social work practice.

• Carry out investigations, assessment, and management of risk, write reports, give evidence in court and provide professional opinion and work with children and young people in care, at all times following statutory and service standards and guidance.

• Build relationships with children, young people, and all key family members as the basis for all support and child protection responses.

• Provide support based on best evidence, which is tailored to meet individual child and family needs, and which addresses relevant and significant risks.

• Overcome hostility and resistance to social care involvement.

• Work in partnership and undertake negotiation with families and professionals for full participation in assessment, planning, review, and decision making, at all times prioritising safety of children/young people.

• Observe and talk to children in their environment, including at home, school with parents, carers, friends and peers to help understand their development and the impact on their development by the quality of their physical and social environment, different parenting styles and any communication difficulties, ill-health or disabilities.

• Identify the impact of adult mental ill health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and disability on how families work and the effect on children, including those who are young carers.

• Recognise harm and risk indicators of different forms of harm to children and young people relating to various forms of abuse and neglect. Consider contextual safeguarding issues, which pose a risk to children and young people.

• Carry out in-depth and on-going family assessment of social need and risk to children, with particular emphasis on risk, parental capacity and capability to change.

Requirements of the role:

• Must be a Qualified Social Worker

• Must be Social Work England registered

• Enhanced DBS – this can be provided at no cost by REED

• Must have significant post qualification experience to work in Safeguarding Hub.

Are you considering a move? If not, you could pass this on to your friends and colleagues – we are offering £250 for every successful recommendation!!

Some facts about working for Reed:

We “Love Mondays” but we also technically work for free 1 day per week as 18% of our business is owned by the Reed Foundation which supports good causes around the world.

We are a family-run business and we just celebrated our 60th birthday!

Our company values are:

• We are fair, open and honest

• We take ownership

• We work together

We are also lucky to run many Local Authority contracts, we are a trusted partner for these clients and, as such, our conduct is impeccable.

Reference: 43287606

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