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Social Worker, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Employer:
Bracknell Forest Council
Salary:
£32,346 to £36,807 per annum depending on experience including 11.5 % market premia plus £2,000 per annum key staff retention payment after one year (reviewed bi-annually)
Location:
Bracknell
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
29/09/2017 at 11:55 AM
Reference:
CYPL/17/43065
Bracknell Forest Council

£32,346 to £36,807 per annum depending on experience including 11.5 % market premia plus £2,000 per annum key staff retention payment after one year (reviewed bi-annually). £963 per annum essential user car allowance and free parking.

Bracknell Forest’s Children’s Service has big ambitions for the future – and is a place where you can realise yours.

 This is an opportunity to join a Local Authority who were assessed by OFSTED as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features in the most recent Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers in May 2017.

Ofsted commented ‘’that Social workers enjoy working for Bracknell Forest. They appreciate the training and clinical supervision that they receive, as well as the availability and support of senior managers.” 

We are looking for a qualified social worker to join our busy Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Bracknell Forest MASH launched in 2016 and has had a successful first year. It is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns regarding children and young people living in Bracknell. The MASH brings together a team of professionals from a number of partner agencies to deal with all safeguarding concerns for a child/young person.

Within the MASH, information from partner agencies is collated to assess risk and decide what action to take. As a result, the agencies will be able to act quickly, in a co-ordinated and consistent way, ensuring that vulnerable children and families are kept safe and supported. A primary function of the social worker role is to assist in managing contacts and identify any child protection concerns, liaise with professionals, family members and undertake confidential MASH enquiries.

The role is within a busy and supportive team undertaking both Single Assessments under Child in Need and Child Protection enquiries on new referrals into Children’s Social Care. The Assessment Team performs at a high level, with supportive management and a staff team that are enthusiastic and committed to the children they work with and to raising standards of practice.

You will be committed to safeguarding and improving outcomes for children and bring a sound knowledge of relevant child care legislation, good report writing skills, communication skills and an ability to relate to children, young people and their families. Our staff are our greatest asset and you will receive regular supervision; have access to excellent training opportunities and the ability to develop your professional skills and interests.

Located in the South East, Bracknell Forest is a small and friendly unitary authority in Berkshire, just 28 miles west of London, close to Reading and mid-way between the M3 and M4 corridors.  It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside.

We offer attractive benefits including: 

  • Flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
  • Generous relocation allowance
  • Excellent training, including Motivational Interviewing Training, and continuing professional development opportunities.

If you have the skills, vision, enthusiasm and drive we are looking for, and if you want to work for a local authority that value and invest in staff, we would love to hear from you. 

For more information on working for Bracknell Forest Children’s Social Care visit our micro-site www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/childrenssocialcare

For further details please see the application pack below and for an informal discussion, please contact Hannah Morris Team Manager on 01344 351530 or Julia McKenzie, MASH Manager on 01344 352728     

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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