Social Worker – MASH


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

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.

What You Will Do

Social Worker

£32,427 to £44,658 per annum (subject to experience) plus, the following:

  • £5,000 welcome bonus. (Paid in two instalments. The first £2,500 after 6 months on successful completion of your probation period and the second £2,500 after 12 months of employment) and a retention bonus.

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.

What we can offer you

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.


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