MASH Support Officer
Salary range: £25,746 - £27,342 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre
Supporting the business - Shaping the future
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.
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASHs) co-locate key agencies and their data into a secure assessment, research and referral unit for notifications on vulnerable children and young people.
The post holder will work as part of a dynamic multi-agency integrated team assessing notifications and referrals regarding children aged 0 - 18, providing efficient and professional day to day support to the MASH Team (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
You would need to have the ability to develop and use a structured approach to gather and record information about the child's/young person's and family's contact with services and interpret that in the context of possible safeguarding need.
The person would work effectively under pressure and to prioritise own work in line with areas of highest risk, coordinate own activity with others in MASH as well as external colleagues.
Closing Date: 16 December 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
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.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
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.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Standard' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.