Advanced Social Work Practitioner - MASH

Advanced Social Work Practitioner - MASH Team (Locum Position)

Position:  Advanced Practitioner - MASH Team
Hourly Rate: £33.50
Location: Above London
Contact: Emily Cooper at ecooper@sheldon-phillips.com or call 07902371315


Job Overview:

Are you an experienced Social Worker with a passion for safeguarding children? We are seeking a dedicated Assistant Practitioner (AP) Social Worker to join our MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) team above London. This locum role offers a competitive hourly rate of £33.50.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Screening and Assessment: Support the screening process within the Integrated Front Door (MASH) to ensure that new referrals are reviewed in a timely manner. Use collected information to risk assess cases according to the level of risk and need, deciding on the most appropriate intervention for the child's identified needs.
  • Facilitate Multi-Agency Meetings: Organize and lead multi-agency meetings with partner agencies. These will include information sharing discussions and reviews regarding Children in Need and Children in Need of Protection.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Routinely monitor the quality and effectiveness of information sharing and professional judgement about the appropriate response to children whose needs require either early help or social work-led assessment and support.
  • Line Management and Supervision: Provide line management and professional supervision to the Social Care Professionals within the MASH Team. This includes performance and development activities to ensure staff can provide a high and improving quality of service.
  • Communication and Liaison: Communicate and liaise with other agencies, giving and receiving highly complex and sensitive information. Liaise with other departments within the directorate and external agencies, both statutory and voluntary.
  • Specialist Advice: Offer specialist advice to staff, including individual case advice, professional responsibilities guidelines, and legal requirements.
  • Operational Support: Deputize in the Manager’s absence to ensure the smooth operation of the service area.
  • Professional Conduct: Adhere to the relevant Registered Professional bodies' Code of Professional Conduct.

Requirements:

  • Social Work England (SWE) registration is essential.
  • At least 2 years of experience in statutory children’s social work, with a strong background in safeguarding.
  • Experience working within a MASH team or similar environment.
  • Excellent assessment, planning, and intervention skills.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate multi-agency meetings and information sharing.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities, capable of handling complex and sensitive information.
  • Experience in providing line management and professional supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make informed decisions under pressure.

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate of £33.50.
  • Opportunity to work within a dynamic and supportive MASH team.
  • Role focused on screening and assessment without ongoing case holding.
  • Professional development and supervision opportunities.
  • Flexible locum position with the chance to make a significant impact on children's safeguarding.

How to Apply:

For more information or to apply, please contact Emily Cooper at ecooper@sheldon-phillips.com or call 07902371315.