Social Worker

Location
Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick,CV34 4UL
Salary
£27,668 - £34,538 per annum
Posted
27 Jun 2017
Closes
06 Jul 2017
Job Ref
WARW000003419
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

37.0 Hours per Week

The Warwickshire MultiAgency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a new team responsible for managing and responding to all children and adult safeguarding concerns. The MASH consists of staff from a number of agencies working together in partnership. We have just started an exciting journey working as a multiagency team to implement a new way of working. This includes developing a responsive and proportionate approach to contacts and referrals with partners in MASH and providing good assessments and effective interventions to families in need.

The MASH Social Workers work in multiagency pods with members of MASH Practitioners from other agencies and supervised by a Team Manager. Social Workers receive calls from members of the public and professionals seeking advice or to make a referral regarding safeguarding concerns. Social Workers gather and risk assess information together with colleagues from other professionals disciplines. Social Workers work to initially screen and triage referrals. For high risk domestic abuse or child protection concerns they work together to undertake MASH meetings which act as a Strategy Meeting to ensure a clear management of risk plan.

We are looking for a post holder who can demonstrate that they have experience responding to and assessing complex situations. Whilst contact with service users is on the telephone only its vital the successful candidate can listen to and work in partnership with Service Users, to address issues of need and abuse of children. Being able to consider the lived experience of the child is vital. Knowledge regarding the application of consistent thresholds for intervention, Early Help, Child In Need, Child Protection and Looked After children is important.

The successful candidate can expect to join a supportive team and department where you will be support to learn and develop your social work skills. As well as regular supervision, training opportunities and flexible working. This is an exciting and demanding area of social work practice with lots of variety and diversity.

At the heart of our approach is to ensure people in Warwickshire are safeguarded from harm, receiving the services they need, at the right time, effectively and efficiently. If this attracts you and you share our ambition, we would welcome your application.

Key Requirements

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. 

Additional Information & How to Apply

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing Date: 4 July 2017
Interview Date: 18th July 2017

For further information about the role please contact Satwant Kohar 01926 582017

Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Telephone:01926 418125
Email: recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

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Candidate Information
Job Description Level 3
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Job Description Level 2