Salary range: £46,839 - £49,827 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
An Exciting Social Work Opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Family Front Door/Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the first point of contact for all potential safeguarding concerns in relation to children and young people. The social workers in the MASH work in a multi-agency team, including police, health, probation, Early Help and education colleagues.
The multi-agency team share information to enable decisions to be made at an early stage regarding the appropriate services required. The social workers in the MASH receive and process all incoming referrals and decide whether the case needs to be assessed by qualified social workers or can be managed by other child care professionals.
This post plays a key role by co-ordinating and managing the daily activity in the MASH and maximising the contribution of partners to ensure that operational teams are equipped with the fullest picture when they make contact with children and families to follow up on safeguarding concerns.
The MASH team work to strict deadlines, responding to referrals according to the assessed level of urgency.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Practice Consultant to Children’s Social Care in the Brent Family Front Door/ Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a busy MASH environment and will be confident in the application of threshold.
You will need to have over 2 years post experience and some experience of managing a team. You will need to have a thorough working knowledge of relevant legislation and practice that underpins child protection work.
You will need to have leadership skills as you will manage a team of qualified social workers and support staff in a multiagency setting to ensure that the statutory needs of children for support and protection are met through the delivery of high quality services.
So if you’d like to be part of our future workforce, and build your career with us, we’d like to hear from you!
Closing Date: 6 October 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.