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Experienced Social Workers (Extended MASH/Out of Hours Service) (Poole/Wareham)

Salary details: £34788 - £38813

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Dorset Council
Poole, Wareham
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Children's
Salary details
£34,788 - £38,813 (plus enhancements for out of hours work)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Sue Blizzard
Contact email
Contact telephone
01929 557052
Closing Date
03 March 2019
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Extended MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)/Out of Hours Service in Dorset Children’s Services.

You will be passionate and show through your application and the interview process a determination to put the needs of children living in Dorset at the forefront of the decision-making process.

Please note that the Extended MASH (Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub) incorporates the Out of Hours Service and social workers are required to work to a rota covering both sections of the service. The rota includes some evening work and on-call sessions for overnights, with one in eight weekends on-call, and this is a requirement of the role, so flexibility will be required.

The Extended MASH Team work across two offices, Poole Police Station and Westport House, Wareham. Specific working arrangements will be discussed at interview stage.

If you’re an experienced social worker with at least two years’ experience, plus a track record of building relationships and making a difference to children’s lives, we want to hear from you.

Working @ Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council are being replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about    

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here.

You must have a degree in social work or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

For further information on our policy on safeguarding children and young people please click here.

This post involves working with children or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please refer to our policy on the employment of ex-offenders for further information.

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A generous relocation package is payable, of which up to £8,000 (of HMRC eligible elements) are free of tax. Depending on your personal circumstance our package provides options to help you relocate whether you are looking to buy or rent and includes; an initial advance of up to £2,500 payable when you start, help towards fees associated with buying/selling (up to £6,500) and an option to receive help towards your rent or mortgage in the first two years.

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