Social Worker MASH (Children's Social Work)
Salary:£32,234.00 - £39,880.00
Location:Shire Hall, Westgate Street - GL1 2TG
Closing date:02 May 2021 at midnight
Team: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is hoping to hear from you!
We are on the lookout for resilient, driven individuals who can play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success. You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire.
Reward & Support: We offer generous pay and reward programme including:
- £4,000 Welcome Payment*
- £2,000 Retention Payment*
- Up to £8,000 Relocation Package*
- Flexible working opportunities
- Employee Benefits Programme
- Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.
*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.
Our Vision: Committed to building the best, our Children’s Services are looking for high calibre social workers with a track record of excellence, commitment and delivery to the highest standards, securing the best outcomes for the children and young people with whom they work.
Our team structures are designed to ensure there is the right level of support available to staff and that caseloads are kept at a manageable level with a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, 4 Social workers and an ASYE making up each team’s full complement of staff. You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do: Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.
Your Role: As a social worker within our MASH, you will work to ensure we keep the children and young people at the heart of our assessments and decision making. You will work in partnership with other agencies (health, education, police, voluntary sector etc.) to ensure families receive coordinated and appropriate support in relation to their assessed need.
You will need a clear understanding of the principle and function of a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub and evidence of the ability to determine positive outcomes for children and young people, within tight timescales. As well as your experience as a frontline social worker, there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:
- A recognised qualification in Social Work
- Social Work England registration
- To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
- A full driving licence and willingness to drive
- DBS clearance
We also offer all children’s social care staff a clearly defined career pathway with support encouragement from management for individuals to fulfil their potential. Throughout your time at Gloucestershire, you can expect a high level of challenge and support from management.
About our Social Work Academy: The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding social workers and social work leaders who effect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire. The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to our senior leaders with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options. Our Children’s Services workforce receives the highest quality continuing professional development to make sure we are the best at what we do. For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here.
Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.
It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.