Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) based at Lynton House for a dynamic, motivated Senior Practitioner. You will need to have significant social work experience in children’s services.
This post is the first step towards experiencing social work management and managerial decision making. You will have the opportunity to take the lead in an area of social work practice, make threshold decisions at panels and ensure case work is compliant with the LCPP. The day to day tasks will include:
- Undertaking MASH screening, risk assessments on complex cases that come into the MASH.
- Support and mentor social workers, field queries,
- Show leadership in the team promoting a reflective and learning environment.
- MASH Senior Practitioners are expected to have students in MASH and will be required to complete or have completed the PEPs.
You will be working in a dynamic, thriving and highly supportive working environment. We have a wealth of training opportunities to develop your professional pathway and you will receive monthly supervision and a performance management review from experienced managers.
The post is based in the Redbridge Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub which was described as a "model of excellence" in the 2019 Ofsted inspection, where Redbridge Childrens Services was graded "Outstanding". The MASH won 3 team awards in 2019 as well as staff being nominated for and wining individual awards in both Redbridge Council and Social Care awards. The team is known for having innovative ideas, good supervision, regular reflective space, excellent learning opportunities and nurtures professional development.
You will have a detailed understanding of the Children Act, relevant legislation, policies and procedures. You will be Social Work England registered and have a recognised social work qualification. Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and as part of our safer recruitment strategy, all Social Worker posts require an Enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up following any interview if successful.
For further information about this role, please contact;
Sharon Springer: MASH Team Manager - 0208 708 3116
Emma Pattison: Service Manager for MASH & the 4-borough EDT Service - 0208 708 3909.
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