QSW-Contact & MASH Police Station

Job Title: QSW-Contact & MASH Police Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury
Salary: £36381 - £46159 per annum
Start Date: 2019-01-18 00:00:00
Reference: 487100864
Contact Name: Jordanne Hayward
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 05, 2019 09:19

Job Description

Network Healthcare is currently recruiting for a Social Worker for the Contact and MASH Team to be based within Children Services in Buckinghamshire. This is a full time permanent position based at Aylesbury Police Station working alongside Children Services and Thames Valley Police. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to help safeguard and protect the children of Buckinghamshire.

Bucks have developed an ambitious improvement programme, including and the development of their workforce, development, plan that sets out a clear vision for delivering their number one priority, to improve the quality of social work practice and achieve positive outcomes with our local children and young people who are 'in need' of support, protection and care to improve social work services for children and young people in need of support, protection and care.

The Contact and MASH Team is based within Aylesbury Police Station and is the first stop for all new referrals and concerns raised by the public. The Contact and MASH Team will see if the child is already involved with Children Services and pass to the appropriate team if so. If not, it will be treated, screened and investigated as a new referral. This role is more of an office based role.

Working for Buckinghamshire Children's Social Care includes receiving a generous reward package including:
  • Excellent salary of £36,381-£46,159 dependant on experience
  • Golden Hello' lump sum payment of £2,125
  • New lease car scheme
  • Car allowance up to £600
  • Annual leave of 25 days rising to 30 days after 5 years employment
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 12 - 15 days training, learning and development offer
  • Children's Learning Academy with a Social Work Faculty that has close links with Buckinghamshire New University and a dynamic Masterclass programme led by academics, researchers and speakers
  • New dedicated learning platform providing access to a wide range of training, learning and development opportunities, resources and tool
  • Beyond Auditing' (Quality Assurance) Team works with the Principal Social Worker providing real time coaching and mentoring to evaluate and improve social work practice. This includes case consultations with allocated social workers and line managers, observation of practice and guided conversations with children, young people and their parents as well as other professional who know them.
  • Reimbursement of full HCPC registration fee
  • Free car parking
  • Relocation package up to £8000
  • Limited caseloads
This position will involve receiving calls and screening them to determine level of risk to a child and assisting the screening referral officers with complex cases. Information will need to be gathered to see if a referral for a more indepth assessment needs to be completed in which case the Assessment Team may need to be involved.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must hold a degree in Social Work, have a valid HCPC registration, have previous experience working within a MASH Team or Assessment Team, be able to work well under pressure, have excellent knowledge of relevant child legislation and have excellent communication skills.
No lengthy application forms required until after a job offer has been made, all we require initially is your CV to submit you to the position and help secure an interview for the right candidates.

DID YOU KNOW? Buckinghamshire is only 35 miles from London and 25 miles from Oxford? We are closer than you think!

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