Social Worker - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

Reference: SAND000004603

Contract type: Full Time

Location: Oldbury

Salary: £29,636 to £39,782

Application Deadline:30 Apr 2020

Do you have a clear vision of how you can improve the lives of children and young people?

Are you an inspirational and experienced Social Worker, one who listens, acts, connects and cares?

Yes? Then you may be just the fit we are looking for;

Sandwell Children’s Trust are recruiting for a Social Workers for the MASH, we are looking for exceptional candidates who are passionate, committed and dedicated to improving the lives of children & young people.

Salary range: Band F £29,636 - £33,788 and Band G £34,788 - £39,782 dependent on experience plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation package.

Sandwell overview:

Since the Trust’s inception in April 2018 our fabulous teams have won awards for Community Cohesion (The Teamwork Programme) and Youth Justice of the Year Award at the UK wide 2019 Shine a Light Awards (Sandwell Youth Offending Service). Our Staff Award events highlight the amazing work delivered by our dedicated individuals and teams and gives us a chance to show our appreciation to all who are on this improvement journey with us.

The Trust has recently secured funding from the Department of Education which will enable us to bring our ’12 reasons to work in Sandwell Children’s Trust’  to life, particularly around learning & development in offering development opportunities for all staff.  Please visit our 12 reasons via this hyperlink:  https://www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org/work-with-us/

As a new Trust we are agile, we understand where we are in our journey,  our recent Ofsted monitoring visits reported;

  • Sandwell Children’s Trust knows itself well.
  • Management oversight has improved
  • The workforce is increasingly stable; continued to attract and retain staff.
  • Recruited additional agency staff above its established workforce, recognising the need to reduce caseloads
  • The social workers talked to all spoke positively about working for Sandwell  Children’s Trust.
  • Progress has been made in ensuring that the first response to families and children in need is timely 

What can Sandwell offer?

At the heart of England with excellent transport links, Sandwell offers a wealth of amenities to enhance your work life balance. With house prices lower than the national average and an ever-developing infrastructure, living in Sandwell is an attractive prospect for many.

Not only this but with an abundance of history, culture, arts, shopping and sporting venues to enjoy PLUS the development of venues for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Sandwell really is an exciting place to be right now. 

The MASH TEAM is a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team, Sandwell Children’s Trust working with Partner Agencies to apply Threshold to Contacts and take appropriate action to meet the needs of children in Need and Need of protection.

As a Social Worker working with MASH you will:-

  • Have an ability to interpret information and search databases for information regarding children and for safeguarding purpose.
  • Provide advice to professionals and service users.
  • Work in partnership with partner agencies.

As a Social Worker working in the MASH you will:-

  • Be Social Work qualified.
  • Have at least 2 years post qualifying experience; and registered with Social Work England
  • Have a good understanding of Child Protection and Understanding of Risk Assessment.
  • Have experience in making decisions and understand Threshold.

How to apply.

Interested, or have any questions?  For an informal discussion contact our Recruitment team on 0121 569 6367 or by emailing  recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk

Please click on the apply button to complete an application form.

Closing date for applications: 30th April 2020

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