Social Worker - MASH (Part time)
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
About the team we are recruiting to
In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes. Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.
The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families. It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.
Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does. We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads. Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like minded practitioners who would like to join us. We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do.
The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the front door for access to statutory services, and where a threshold decision needs to be made. The MASH brings key professionals together to enable timely decisions to be made. MASH practitioners are all skilled and experienced, and are key to analysing information gathered, and decision-making, to safeguard children, young people and families more effectively.
MASH practitioners, who come from the following areas, work closely together and also have close links to Probation and the Youth Offending Service:
- Children Services including Early Help
- Police; and
The MASH is considered a vital role in getting consistent thresholds applied and supporting only those families that need support. We are seeking skilled individuals who can bring more experience and knowledge to our MASH, you will have a close, supportive team and developmental opportunities. The MASH is situated in Broadgate House in the City Centre.
What is the job role?
Coventry City Council’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and highly skilled Social Worker to deliver an outstanding service to children and their families on a permanent part time basis, working 22 hours per week.
Please note as this is a part time role and the advertised salary will be pro rata to the hours worked.
This is a great opportunity to experience working in a busy, multi-agency environment that focuses on providing good quality advice to ensure that families receive appropriate support.
We are seeking skilled individuals who can bring more experience and knowledge to our MASH, you will have a close, supportive team and developmental opportunities.
For an informal conversation about the role please contact Sara Graves - firstname.lastname@example.org
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
You will believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do.
You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and Social Work England registration.
Learn more about Coventry and our aims for the future here: www.coventry.gov.uk/socialworkjobs
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date: Week beginning 13th February 2023
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
Coventry City Council