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Adults Social Worker - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub - Guildford

  • Reference: 100009493
  • Published on: Mon 11/12/2017 15:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/01/2018 15:49 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £33,332 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Guildford Police Station, Margaret Road, Guildford, GU1 4QS
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Please note you will be required to have a full police vetting check carried out.

The MASH role is office based and therefore you will not undertake visits to service users.

You are not required to drive for this role.

Surrey MASH is based in Guildford Police Station and provides a triage and multi-agency assessment of safeguarding concerns in respect of adults at risk and vulnerable children.

Adults MASH are working with key partners including the police, mental health and children's services to ensure there are appropriate referrals to frontline teams, more effective information sharing between agencies and better informed decision making. Surrey MASH provides an opportunity for early identification of risk, victim identification and harm reduction to enable relevant actions to be taken as early as possible and to ensure engagement with adults and carers at the earliest opportunity.

Our vision is to build a MASH that provides a single point of contact for safeguarding concerns relating to adults and children in Surrey. The MASH will be at the vanguard of reforming social care practice in Surrey, in an endeavour to ensure customers’ first experience of the safeguarding system is an outstanding experience.

This fully integrated multi-agency single point of access for all new concerns will bring together a team of professionals from a number of partner agencies for the benefit of vulnerable people in our county.

As an Adults Social Worker in the team, you will be at the forefront of assessing need and risk for adults and their carers. This unique multi-agency opportunity is office based, however you will have contact with service users and their families via the telephone as well as via electronic means where appropriate. Through the MASH process and multi agency information sharing you will create a holistic picture of the adult and/or carers needs to assist you with decision making, determining the level of support and intervention required to ensure that adults at risk are safeguarded and their needs met.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • A comprehensive understanding and experience of working with relevant legislation in Adult Social Work settings including the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, and Mental Health Act
  • Be clear on professionally accountability as a qualified social worker, including adhering to Information Governance legislation and relevant protocols to ensure appropriate sharing of information in a multi-agency environment
  • Experience of duty work, including strong risk assessment skills
  • An experience of inter-professional working and motivation to work in a positive, collaborative way with co-located partners whilst retaining professional identity
  • Experience of dealing with complex safeguarding cases
  • A recognised Social Worker degree and relevant HCPC registration

We look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion please contact Anna Foster or Claudine Cox by email at"> or