Adults Senior Social Worker - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub- Guildford

Surrey County Council
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Guildford Police Station, Margaret Road, Guildford, GU1 4QS.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

As the MASH is based at Guildford Police Station, in addition to a DBS check, successful applicants will also be required to go through a Police Vetting process to determine access to the building.

About the Role

Surrey’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) launched on 5th October 2016 and to achieve our vision we are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled, experienced and expert workforce to deliver a truly outstanding service from the point of conception and to develop it to being a beacon service of excellence.

Our vision is to build a MASH that provides a single point of contact for safeguarding concerns relating to adults and children in Surrey. The MASH will be at the vanguard of reforming social care practice in Surrey, in an endeavour to ensure customers’ first experience of the safeguarding system is an outstanding experience. This fully integrated multi-agency single point of access for all new concerns will bring together a team of professionals from a number of partner agencies for the benefit of vulnerable people in our county.

We are looking qualified social workers with HCPC registration who:

  • Have at least three years post qualifying experience of working as a social worker within a MASH and/or Adult Social Care settings.
  • Excellent I.T skills as the role is dependent on accuracy and speed with IT, willingness to learn a variety of software systems.
  • Have the ability to make sound decisions and provide professional challenge.
  • Have working experience and knowledge of working with adults and carers
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of current legislation, particularly the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act
  • Have excellent communication, assessment and analytical skills
  • Experience of managing complex cases including safeguarding concerns, and implementing a range of interventions
  • Professional accountability for decision making and own workload, and maintain high standards of practice
  • Are highly organised and able to work well under pressure
  • Extensive awareness of Information sharing legislation and guidance, particularly due to the co-location of multiple partner agencies.
  • Work collaboratively with social work colleagues, managers and multi-agency partners.
  • Experience of offering guidance and support to less experienced colleagues, and ability to provide professional, reflective supervision

Surrey MASH is based in Guildford Police Station and provides a triage and multi-agency assessment of safeguarding concerns in respect of adults at risk and vulnerable children.

Adults MASH are working with key partners including the police, mental health and children's services to ensure there are appropriate referrals to frontline teams, more effective information sharing between agencies and better informed decision making.

As an Adults Social Worker in the team, you will be at the forefront of assessing need and risk for adults and their carers. This unique multi-agency opportunity is office based, however you will have contact with service users and their families via the telephone as well as via electronic means where appropriate. Through the MASH process and multi agency information sharing you will create a holistic picture of the adult and/ or carers needs to assist you with decision making, determining the level of support and intervention required to ensure that adults at risk are safeguarded and their needs met.

You will be supported in your daily role by a strong and supportive team who are dedicated to promoting learning and development. Career development is a priority for us. You will receive regular supervision and an annual appraisal that will agree a professional development plan. We will actively encourage and support you in accessing training and other development activities.

Additional Information

This is a rolling advert. CV's will be sent for short listing on a weekly basis and we will be in touch with you to discuss the outcome of your application and arrange an interview with you.

Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.

 This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).  

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.