Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

​Our Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns relating to Children and Young People in Northamptonshire.

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The MASH service brings together professionals from a range of services that have contact with children, young people and families, making the best possible use of their combined knowledge to keep children and young people safe from harm.

The experienced team ensure children get the right service at the right time through an integrated approach from early help and social care MASH. Signs of safety strengths based approaches, led by decision makers, supports excellent social work practice and is further supported by our Signs of Safety Champions and business support.

The creation of a new role with specific decision making focus, effective management and support is expected to continue the improvement in practice and create a service structure that attracts workers to the MASH and retains permanent employees.

You will be part of a MASH Pod of three decision makers (senior social workers), and four MASH officers.  You will provide high quality case work decisions and operational supervision for referral information, making informed decisions in respect of safety of children within 24 hours of the referral. You will work collaboratively with our MASH partners and the child's voice will be evident through your work.

This is a very fast paced and busy team. The successful candidate will be committed to driving improved services forward, and deliver positive outcomes for our children, young people and families in collaboration with external partners.

You will be a qualified Social Worker, with Social Work England registration, and have proven experience of working in a 'Front Door' service.

What does the job involve?

To deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

Current opportunities

Senior Social Workers (Decision Makers)

Salary: Up to £40,419 per year (pro-rata for part-time role) - plus £8,000 towards relocation.

Full-time

Part-time

Team Manager

Up to £53,494 per year - plus £2,200 welcome bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

Strategic Manager

Salary up to £82,348 per year and £8,000 towards relocation.

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