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MASH Vacancies: Social Worker and Advanced Practitioner

Employer
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Location
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Salary
£32,427 to £50,910
Closing date
7 Aug 2022
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In Wandsworth we want our social workers and practitioners to feel confident in their practice and supported to manage the emotional demands of their role. Our shared vision and values to improve outcomes for children and families will drive practice.

Our outstanding practice framework will support us collectively to do that. We want to apply solutions to complex problems in the simplest way. Having a robust practice framework will enable a shared language, understanding and value base from which we can all work creatively with children and families to achieve the best outcomes for them.

Our Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) service is looking to recruit the following professionals below to help play a key role in achieving positive outcomes for children in Wandsworth. Come and join us!

  • Social Workers
  • Advanced Practitioners

About us

Our MASH in Wandsworth is the Front Door for referrals into our Early Help Services and Children’s Social Care. We are a co-located service with partners from the Police, Health, Education, IDVA Services and Housing. Within MASH we have specialist workers in Substance Misuse, NRPF, and Special Educational Needs to support our work with children, young people and their families.

Our social work practice with children and families is so important. It can be both incredibly challenging and hugely rewarding. The responsibility of working with families where the decisions you make and the power of your influence can shape and change lives, can be difficult. You will have access to a linked Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and a Practice Specialist for consultation to support you in your role.

How we will support you

We will support you in your practice and decision making so you never feel alone. Our culture of high support, high challenge provides our workforce with relevant training and learning to undertake great practice and creates spaces for them to learn from others and receive appropriate challenge to help ensure that the decisions they make are the right ones for children and families. The relationship you will build with families in the MASH will be central to the help we can offer and how they will experience and receive this.

About the roles

In the application, you will be asked to select which position/s you are interested in applying for.

As a qualified and professionally registered Social Worker with Social Work England, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be clear how to support and challenge agencies and colleagues to ensure children and young people receive the right service within the right framework. 

To be considered for the Social Worker role, your application will demonstrate that you:

  • Have a thorough understanding of current legislation and the London Safeguarding Children Procedure and Practice Guidance and be committed to relational practice.
  • Can work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Relevant legislation, regulations and recognise and build on families’ strengths to create change.
  • Are skilled in analysing information and understanding families’ experiences and contexts to ensure they receive the right services within the right framework.
  • Are curious and have a commitment to supporting children and young people in Wandsworth in practice and in your recording.

 

As a qualified and professionally registered Social Worker with Social Work England, you will be a key member of the MASH Team, bringing experience, skills and a commitment to our relational practice. Working with other Advanced Practitioners and the MASH Team Manager, you will ensure the effective and timely allocation of tasks within the Team ensuring children and young people receive the right service within the right framework.

To be considered for the Advanced Practitioner role, your application will demonstrate that you:

  • Have a thorough understanding of current legislation and the London Safeguarding Children Procedure and Practice Guidance and be committed to relational practice.
  • Can provide clear, supportive and appropriate consultation to partners about referrals they have made to the MASH.
  • Are respectful and able to support and challenge agencies across the partnership
  • ensure the practice in the MASH is timely and supports our vision, values and culture of quality.
  • Can work with your colleagues in the MASH and be part of our improvement plan to create an outstanding service for children and young people in Wandsworth.
  • Experience of supervising students, and or other practitioners.

Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Leila Hassan Farah at Leila.farah@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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Outstanding-practice quality assurance framework

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