Please see the main duties and responsibilities required to be eligible for the MASH roles we have.
- To be the allocated Social Worker to complete assessments for children in need, including those in need of protection, children looked after, those subject to public care proceedings and, where directed by the Court, children subject to private law proceedings.
- To be responsible for the assessment, planning, monitoring and review functions for all allocated children and families.
- To be conversant with operational and practice issues pertaining to the delivery of frontline social work services for children, young people and their Parents/Carers.
- To undertake Initial and Core Assessments of children and families in accordance with the Assessment Framework, ensuring that they are completed in a timely manner and include an analysis of the needs and circumstances of each child and family, the desired outcomes to be achieved and the services that are required.
- To ensure that every allocated child has an up to date and outcome focused Plan that clearly states the action, responsible professional(s) and agreed time scale for completion.
- To ensure that all allocated children are visited, spoken to/communicated with and monitored in accordance with statutory and procedural requirements and in line with best practice standards. Role Profile Template 2019.
- To ensure that all direct work undertaken with children/young people is purposeful, sensitive, respectful and honest.
- To ensure that all correspondence and written notes detailing the outcomes and decisions from meetings with children/young people and Parents/Carers are distributed promptly.
- To prepare and present reports for a range of purposes, including child protection conferences, child looked after reviews and court, and ensures that these are produced to a high quality standard.
- To undertake on-going consultation and participation with children/young people, Parents/Carers and other professionals to ascertain their views, wishes and feelings about each child’s Plan and ensure that this is regularly reviewed in accordance with statutory and procedural requirements and in line with best practice standards.
- To establish partnerships with Parents/Carers and work together with other professionals and partner agencies to reach agreement about the best way to affect change and secure a positive outcome for each allocated child/young person.
- To ensure that all new referrals are brought to the attention of the Senior Practitioner/Team Manager so that management action can be provided in a prompt and timely manner.
- In consultation with the Senior Practitioner/Team Manager, Senior Managers, relevant others (e.g. Legal Services) and any appropriate Panels, take direction, guidance and advice about casework planning.
These positions require the post holder to have a recognised Social Work qualification (e.g. CQSW, Dip SW or equivalent). You will also need to hold a current driving licence for use within the UK and to have daily access to the use of a car for work purposes as this may assist in undertaking home visits and transporting children.
If you do not have experience of working in the MASH team please do not apply as you will not be considered. However, if you do have experience of working as a qualified social worker in childrens or adults please still get in conact.
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