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Housing MASH Officer

Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£34,131 to £41,361
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Safeguarding, Social Care, Housing
Job role
Officer, Social Worker, Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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A new exciting opportunity for a Children Service’s Housing Officer, situated in the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team is available.

MASH is a multi-agency team that sit at the front door to Children’s Early Help and Social Care.  As a part of the Team the post holder will provide their knowledge and expertise on housing issues that are having an impact on children, young people and their families.  This post holder will liaise with Housing officers to ensure the most up to date information about a family’s housing situation, where they are living in the boroughs local authority stock is known and that relevant housing advice and support is given to practitioners in the MASH.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable families and their children.  The post holder will be the lead officer for Housing in the MASH team, responding to daily MASH checks, liaising with appropriate housing officers, and attending daily MASH meetings (as required) to provide advice on housing matters and contribute to decision making around thresholds.

The successful applicant will work with a range of different colleagues in the MASH and support decision making to ensure families receive the right service.

The role will link with the Housing and Regeneration Departments Children’s Safeguarding Policy lead to ensure practices and procedures, such as the Joint Working Protocol are embedded across both services to ensure the best possible outcome for families.

The successful candidate will have a background in social housing and experience working with vulnerable families, and passionate about taking on a new challenge.

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home a maximum of two days a week, compressed hours, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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