Social Worker - MASH Children's

Location Cardiff
Salary £38 - £41 per hour
Our Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, or ‘MASH’, is the first point of contact for all new contacts about children, young people and their families. We help vulnerable children who may benefit from early help, community based services as well as children in need of social work support, protection and care.
The MASH is an innovative way of strengthening local safeguarding practice to enable local safeguarding partners to share information and work together. We work closely with a wide range of professionals from other statutory agencies, voluntary services as well as; family members, members of the public and children and young people themselves.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape practice and performance within the Team, whilst developing your risk assessment and management skills. You will support the Team Manager and the Team in delivering the Signs of Safety approach and a high quality service.
Under the guidance of the Team Manager, you will be responsible for your own small sub-Team and will take the lead on staff development and supervision and be responsible for high risk Strategy Meetings, on a rotation basis with the other sub-Team. You will further support the Team Manager with “Ragging” referrals, allocations and authorising Social Worker’s assessments.
You will be expected to work closely with the MASH Partner Agencies and assist the Team Manager in promoting professional, positive and meaningful relationships with them. You will be expected to partake in the development of the Service and partake in Task Force Groups.
MASH is a fast-moving, fast-paced Team that requires experience and confidence in decision making, risk assessment and management and an ability to work on your own initiative under extreme pressures and within timescales, to ensure children and young people are safeguarded and there is no delay in progression to the appropriate statutory or non-statutory services.
Children's Services promotes flexible working for its staff and all staff are provided with equipment to agile work. As a Principal Social Worker, however, you will be expected to be office based on a rota basis with your counter-part to support and assist the Team Manager.