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MASH Vacancies: Domestic Abuse Social Worker

Employer
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Location
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Salary
£31,092 - £36,853
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Safeguarding, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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In Wandsworth we want our social workers and practitioners to feel confident in their practice and supported to manage the emotional demands of their role. Our shared vision and values to improve outcomes for children and families will drive practice.

Our outstanding practice framework will support us collectively to do that. We want to apply solutions to complex problems in the simplest way. Having a robust practice framework will enable a shared language, understanding and value base from which we can all work creatively with children and families to achieve the best outcomes for them.

Our Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) service is looking to recruit the following professionals below to help play a key role in achieving positive outcomes for children in Wandsworth. Come and join us!

  • Social Workers
  • Domestic Abuse Specialist Social Worker
  • Advanced Practitioners

About us

Our MASH in Wandsworth is the Front Door for referrals into our Early Help Services and Children’s Social Care. We are a co-located service with partners from the Police, Health, Education, IDVA Services and Housing. Within MASH we have specialist workers in Substance Misuse, NRPF, and Special Educational Needs to support our work with children, young people and their families.

Our social work practice with children and families is so important. It can be both incredibly challenging and hugely rewarding. The responsibility of working with families where the decisions you make and the power of your influence has the ability to shape and change lives, can be difficult. You will have access to a linked Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and a Practice Specialist for consultation to support you in your role.

How we will support you

We will support you in your practice and decision making so you never feel alone. Our culture of high support, high challenge provides our workforce with relevant training and learning to undertake great practice and creates spaces for them to learn from others and receive appropriate challenge to help ensure that the decisions they make are the right ones for children and families. The relationship you will build with families in the MASH will be central to the help we can offer and how they will experience and receive this.

About the roles

In the application, you will be asked to select which position/s you are interested in applying for.

Domestic Abuse Specialist Social Worker

£32,427 to £44,658 per annum (subject to experience).

As a qualified and professionally registered Social Worker with Social Work England, you will be a key member of the Multi-agency MASH Team. You will support planning and interventions for children and victims, ensuring they remain at the centre of all interventions and decision making. You will offer case advice, mentoring, coaching and guidance to practitioners as required including co-working and joint visiting.  To be considered for the Domestic Abuse Specialist Social Worker, your application will demonstrate that you:

  • Have a thorough understanding of current legislation and the London Safeguarding Children Procedure and Practice Guidance and be committed to relational practice.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children. Your empathy and compassion will support our decision making within the MASH.
  • Can work under pressure as an individual and as part of a team.

Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Iain Low on Iain.Low@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Benefits

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, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, 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.

Domestic Abuse Worker - Job Profile

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