Senior Social Worker (MASH) – Slough

Senior Social Worker (MASH) - Slough

Posted 2 weeks ago


Senior Social Worker (MASH) – Slough
Childrens Services
Rate: £49,467 – £54,537
37 hours per week
We are recruiting for motivated qualified social worker to join our busy team. This role is with one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of the best places to live and work in.
Are you passionate about promoting and safeguarding the wellbeing and interest of the child?  Then we have a Senior Social Worker role available for you in the MASH team in the Referral & Assessment service.

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the first point of contact for all potential safeguarding concerns in relation to children. MASH is a co-located team which brings together agencies and their information, in order to identify risks to and needs of children at the earliest possible point and respond with the most effective and joined up actions. The purpose of MASH is to make the right decisions for the right families at the right time. This in turn will ensure timely and necessary actions to improve the outcomes for vulnerable children.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Promote and safeguard the wellbeing and interests of the child/young person at all times and throughout all aspects of work.
  • Be responsible for managing an independent workload, ensuring legislative requirements are met to a high standard and within required timescales.
  • Act as a senior professional, using knowledge and experience in a specialist area and from own professional experience to provide advice, support and ‘critical friend’ challenge on cases to colleagues to support them in their work.
  • Take responsibility for a student working in Slough Children First, carrying out their supervision alongside the Assistant Team Manager
  • Be willing to work towards the Practice Educator Professional Standards for social work, especially stage 2.
  • Management of the team duty rota.
  • Take a strong role in team meetings so that they are efficient and effective, leading team meetings as required in place of the Assistant Team Manager and Team Manager.
  • Thoroughly assess, critically analyse, plan and implement suitable interventions for complex cases that fulfil statutory regulations, instigating proceedings and taking cases to court as required whilst effectively managing risk at all time and seeking support from senior team members when required.
  • Produce concise, well-structured assessments, plans and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements and ensuring that all recommendations are followed.
  • Where cases are to be transferred to another service or partners, ensure that there is a clearly recorded transfer plan.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date, evidence-based records safely and confidentially, in line with statutory requirements.
  • Work with children, young people and families/carers to develop effective relationships through meaningful and purposeful direct work, actively seeking and understanding their needs and views to promote their participation in decision making and inform practice in assessment and planning in individual cases.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues and other agencies to deliver accessible and effective services, empowering parents and carers to develop and maintain safe parenting practices, leading meetings to achieve outcomes for children.

Person Specification:

  • Professional Social Work Degree or equivalent (Essential)
  • At least 3 years post qualifying experience as a social worker with demonstrable experience in complex or specialist casework (Essential)
  • Social Work England registered (Essential)
  • Knowledge and application of the legal framework and assessment process in Children’s Social Care (Essential)

This is a permanent post and Pertemps can offer you.

  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Joe Thomas-Samuels on 07860876427 or for more information.