The Warwickshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a new team responsible for managing and responding to all children and adult safeguarding concerns. The MASH will consist of staff from a number of agencies working together in partnership.
37.0 Hours per Week
The MASH Team Managers will manage and supervise a group of Social Workers. You will be responsible for ensuring the referral and MASH process is implemented. You will provide leadership to Social Workers and other professionals within the MASH including police, probation, health and other colleagues regarding child safeguarding issues. You will lead other in completing complex risk assessments and make decision upon responses to referrals received by the MASH based on collated intelligence.
As a member of the MASH management and leadership team you will ensure referrals are responded to within appropriate timescales. You will ensure the team achieve better outcomes for children and contribute towards demonstrating the difference the MASH has made to children and adults.
You will ensure the team adhere to Early help, Child In Need, Child Protection, Looked After children and other procedures.
As the MASH is a new team the successful candidate will help develop the team.
Supporting the Team to listen to and work in partnership with Service Users, to address issues of need and abuse of children.
Provide supervision of the social workers and social care workers, providing regular performance feedback.
Helping to develop child and family focused targets for the team, then ensuring these targets are delivered, to improve outcomes for children and their families.
Ensure the quality of work completed by the team is to a high standard and all statutory duties are met.
To manage workload and allocation of work.
To authorise referrals on computer system and evidence decision making.
To Chair and lead safeguarding meetings such as Strategy Meetings and any other meetings as necessary.
To develop staff and other professionals through teaching/learning opportunities, through observation and feedback and by motivating and supporting staff to perform well.
Ensuring performance issues are identified, shared, reviewed and addressed.
To deputise for the Operations Manager as necessary.
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.
For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Satwant Kohar Tel: 01926 412017 OR John Coleman Tel: 01926 412006
***PLEASE NOTE*** This post will close on 28 August 2017 due to a system update but will then re open again on 1 September 2017
Closing Date: 1 September 2017
Interview Date: 12 September 2017
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
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