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Social Worker – MASH

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Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£35,097 – £42,463 pa

Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead

Permanent

Full Time

37 hours per week.

Enhanced

16/12/2018 at 23:59 PM

AFC000158-1812

Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities. 

Achieving for Children has been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading Children’s Services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector. 

We are looking for a Social Worker for our Duty and Assessment Service in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead at a time of exciting and positive change. 

In this role, you will work as a key member of a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub with the primary function of screening and responding to all new referrals into children’s social care. 

You will also support the team in delivering high quality and effective services to children, young people, and their families/carers. Additionally, you will promote and safeguard the welfare of children who live in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, complying with relevant legislation and regulation, and maintaining the highest professional standards 

The MASH is the first point of contact for children, young people and families in need or in need of safeguarding within RBWM/AfC. The team assesses and responds in the short term to children in needs undertaking safeguarding assessments where required. The team also comprises a small early help triage supporting families whose needs do not require safeguarding services 

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children 

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more. 

 

The successful candidate will have access to: 

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support. 
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme). 
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post. 
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached. 
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety 
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team. 

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. 

Closing date: 16 December 2018
Interviews: tbc 

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