Social Worker - MASH Team

Location Guernsey
Job type Permanent
Salary £41,378 - 52,124 per year
Contact Jenifer Watts
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Reference 159369

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Guernsey for a Social Worker. This post will rotate between the MASH and the Locality Teams.

The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £41,378 -  £52,124 per annum.

Duties:

  • Assist in the provision and further development of an effective Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH) service for children and families within the Bailiwick by working closely with other agencies, professionals and members of the public and also to assist in the provision of an effective Children and Families Social Work Service
  • Undertaking child protection investigations, early help assessments and work with children in need, children in need of protection and children subject of Care Requirements in accordance with the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008
  • Actively participate in multi-agency information sharing, risk assessments and decision making discussions within the MASH
  • Respond to child protections concerns and undertake single and joint Child Protection Investigations when required
  • Complete Early Help Assessments identifying the most appropriate interventions to support children and their families
  • Undertake tasks requested by the MASH Practice Manager
  • Hold a caseload of child in need, child protection and care requirement cases
  • Assess the needs of children and families using theoretical frameworks in order to produce, appropriately monitor and review child's plans (single assessment)
  • Undertake short term or longer term specific pieces of work as directed following the completion of child's plans or as a result of child protection registration
  • Respond to child protection concerns via the implementation and monitoring of robust child protection plans and undertake any assessment or investigation as required by the team manager on any allocated cases
  • Ensure that child protection and child in need procedures are adhered to and provide monthly governance information on statutory visits, core groups and child protection plan reviews
  • Provide effective evidence based interventions to families where children are in need of protection and to present such cases to child protection conferences
  • Present cases to and attend court and the Child Youth and Community Tribunal as required
  • Prepare reports and to represent Children's Health and Social Care both orally and in writing in an appropriate manner at all times and make long term plans for permanence for those children who require such intervention
  • Prepare assessments, statements and care plans for Court and required give evidence in Court
  • Work in partnership with parents, colleagues and other agencies ensuring the child is central to any process
  • Ensure Health and Social Services policies, procedures and legislation are adhered to
  • Actively participate monthly supervision sessions with line manager
  • Participate in a duty back up rota system for cases held within the teams
  • Participate in the out of hours social work rota
  • Undertake any other duties as may be determined by the Head of Service, Children and Family Community Services, from time to time

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Hold a professional Social Work qualification and are HCPC registered
  • Specialise in front line child protection and Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH)
  • Experience of undertaking a variety of needs and risk assessments that are evidence and theory based and undertaking joint investigations
  • Be well-versed in preparing assessments, statements and care plans for court, as well as giving evidence in court
  • Post qualification experience in child protection work
  • Knowledge and understanding of theory and legislation that affects children and families and a good knowledge of child care practice, particularly in relation to child protection and looked after children in Guernsey and Alderney
  • Experience of undertaking a variety of needs and risk assessments that are evidence and theory based and undertaking joint investigations
  • Ability to work with complex issues and analyse information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships and work in partnership with children and young people, parents, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to make judgments and decisions with confidence
  • Ability to cope in stressful situations, prioritize and manage own caseload
  • Proficient in the use of information technology
  • Hold a valid driving licence
  • Committed to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities
  • A commitment to working in partnership with children and families to promote family life, and ensure that children are cared for safely in their own homes wherever possible
  • Able to work creatively with service users to identify and build on strengths and empower families and communities
  • Be prepared to take managed risks, ensuring these are planned and their inmp0act assessed
  • Be willing to meet the challenges of difficult or complex changes, encouraging and supporting others to do the same

Benefits:

You will benefit from having your professional subscriptions paid, excellent training opportunities up to masters level and free parking across the Island including all of the Health and Social Care sites. Guernsey will also honour continuous service from the NHS or a local or public authority* in the UK for the provision of annual leave and sick leave and offer staff a generous annual leave quota with 9 bank holidays. There is also the possibility of transferring your pension into the compulsory States of Guernsey Pension Scheme.

In order to work in Guernsey, you will be eligible for a Long Term Employment Permit. This will allow you and your family the opportunity to become permanent residents in Guernsey. *

We offer an attractive relocation package** which includes a lump sum of up to £5,000, rent allowance payable over 2 years and a house purchase grant.

Contact: 

This Social Worker job is advertised by Jenifer Watts; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.