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Job Title Senior Social Worker MASH
Job reference SSCH5
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 7-10
Pay From: £41,336 To: £44,221 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 06 February 2024
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Job Description
We are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a modernising Council which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled, and supported workforce.

Making a Difference as Senior Social Worker

At St Helens Council we are committed to improving services for children and young people. We are seeking to recruit a social worker within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) who is passionate about delivering the best possible service to our children. St Helens MASH is a multi-agency partnership including representatives from Health, Police, Education, Housing, CGL and Probation that work together to respond to referrals for children that is most effective and timely.

As a MASH social worker, you will carry out high quality screening of information that includes gathering information from families and professionals and recording it concisely, analysing risk and drawing information together to record an analysis in line with the Signs of Safety Model.

You will work collaboratively with the MASH partners and have confidence in applying the St Helens level of need and recommending outcomes for children.

You will have effective organisational skills and be able to manage a high volume of referrals and prioritise your workload within a speedy timeframe of 1 working day.

You will report to and be supported by the Team Manager with regular supervision and will be given plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and practice whilst ensuring we maintain the highest safeguarding standards and quality.

If you have excellent knowledge of safeguarding and 2 years social work experience and the associated legislation, guidance and practice, this is a great opportunity for you to benefit from working with the St Helens team and being part of growing the vision for improving services to our most vulnerable children.

Working for St Helens Council
* We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
* We seek to create a positive, open and working environment.
* Attractive salary and relocation package
* Excellent pension scheme
* Essential car user allowance is available subject to criteria being met

This is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise existing skills and develop new ones. You will receive continuous support, development, and career progression opportunities on your journey with us. The posts include some home working but will require you to regularly attend the St Helens office and travel around the St Helens and surrounding areas.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
St Helens is a great place to work so why not visit our Children’s Services web page to see what our colleagues have to say and discover our full range of in work benefits.

You can also contact us first for a chat before applying or to submit your CV in the first instance you can do this by emailing us at

These posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration

Thank you for your interest in working for us.
If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Person Specification.pdf
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Job Description.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.