Social Worker MASH

our new role
A great opportunity has arisen for a qualified Social Worker to join the MASH+team at Southend Borough Council where you will have have the opportunity to work from home, but also need to be flexible to be onsite as and when needed.

This position is located within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub+ (MASH+) and the post holder will be working with vulnerable service users in the Borough. The post holder will be expected to work in partnership with a wide range of professionals from other agencies including Police, Health, National Probation Services, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services, voluntary organisation and Social Workers including Senior Managers to ensure a seamless quality service.

The role will also involve dealing with very challenging contacts, meetings and responding to families that are in crisis. The job will involve working strictly to policy and procedures of Southend Children’s Services, involvement in extremely high risk decision making and the exercise of a high level of judgement and personal responsibility for the safety of children. It also involves to working to very demanding timescales.

What you’ll need to succeed
This position requires that the post holder has a recognised professional Social Work qualification (e.g. DipSW / degree in Social work) and be registered with Social Work England.

You must have extensive post qualifying experience, including statutory work with children & families, preferably including some experience of targeted and specialist. The post holder must be registered to practice as a Social Worker.

The post holder must be able to demonstrate:

Experience of working in partnership with professional agencies and families
Best practice standards and evidence based outcomes
Experience of user consultation and participation
Focusing on the needs of service users and carers
Post holder must have a detailed knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and related regulations and guidance. Post holder must have ability to communicate clearly and directly both verbally and in writing. In addition, the post holder must have the ability to make accurate and timely case recording.

What you’ll get in return
If you join the Council you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities.

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