Social Worker MASH (Children's Social Work)

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Reference:6/SW/20/378 

Salary:£31,371.00 - £38,813.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall, Westgate Street - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:30 September 2020 at midnight 

Location: Gloucester

Team:
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)


Our Vision:

Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is looking to hear from you! 

A service that is committed to building the best, our Children’s services are on the lookout for high calibre social workers with a track record of excellence, commitment and delivering to the highest standards to securing the best outcomes for the children and young people they work with. 


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.  Through working with other staff within the service and partner agencies you will ensure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk.


In this role 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


You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do; values of Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.


Your Role:  

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. 

Through working with colleagues within the service and partner agencies you will make sure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk. 

Alongside this there are some things we will require of you to be successfully appointed to this post, as well as your experience as a frontline social worker: 


  • 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


 Reward & Support: 

We’ve said what we want from you; here’s what we offer in return for your hard work. 

A 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.


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. 

The Social Worker salary is between £31,371 and £32,878. The Senior Social Worker salary is between £33,799 and £38,813 subject to experience.  The attached job profiles and competency framework outline the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for both roles.


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 affect 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, as well as ensuring that our Children’s Services workforce receive 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.


For an informal chat about this role, please email CSWRecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk with your name, number and what you wish to discuss and a member of the team will give you a call within 48 hours!


To ensure a personalised and responsive recruitment experience all applicants will receive a call from the recruitment team to discuss this role, where you would like to practice and in what area and to book you in for an interview.

Application Information

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

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.

*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.

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