Safeguarding Nurse/MASH Health Representative

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Enfield
Salary
£46,836 to £52,849 a year Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 3-6 month secondment to join our dynamic Safeguarding Team working in both the Safeguarding Teamand the children's MASH Team. This position offers the opportunity for the right individual to expand on their existing Safeguarding knowledge andskills whilst also being part of a progressive and supportive team. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate passionate commitment tothe Safeguarding agenda and will have transferable skills gained from relevant experience. We are looking for a forward thinking, creativeindividual with an interest in Safeguarding who will maintain strong links with our multi-agency partners.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic multi-agency integrated team, providing specialist safeguarding support to all clinicians -supervision, advice, guidance and training relating to the safeguarding agenda, along side a Mash role - assessing notifications and referralsregarding children aged 0-18 that are received by the MASH. The MASH process includes researching and collating health information from arange of NHS providers both locally and Nationally. With due regard to patient confidentiality, the post holder needs to interpret and share theinformation that is necessary to safeguard and/or promote the welfare of a child. The MASH has been designed to facilitate information gatheringand sharing within a fire-walled environment. The Local Authority hold the statutory responsibility for the management of notifications andreferrals, but the decision and planning required to inform the outcome of the notification or referral is made by the integrated MASH team.

Please note interviews will take place on 30th September 2022.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local,regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mentalhealth and community services to a population of over one million.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job summary:The post holder will work as part of a dynamic multi-agency integrated team, providing specialist safeguarding support to all clinicians - supervision, advice, guidance and training relating to the safeguarding agenda, along side a Mash role - assessing notifications and referrals regarding children aged 0-18 that are received by the MASH. The MASH process includes researching and collating health information from a range of NHS providers both locally and Nationally. With due regard to patient confidentiality, the post holder needs to interpret and share theinformation that is necessary to safeguard and/or promote the welfare of a child. The MASH has been designed to facilitate information gathering and sharing within a fire-walled environment. The Local Authority hold the statutory responsibility for the management of notifications and referrals, but the decision and planning required to inform the outcome of the notification or referral is made by the integrated MASH team. This type of multi-agency co-operation is a statutory duty of all professionalsdelivering care to children and families. The post holder will work closely with all levels of staff in other statutory and voluntary agencies in order to continue to develop a seamless service for children and families.The five core elements of a MASH have been agreed by stakeholders as:1. Providing a single front door for referrals and notifications.2. Co-location of key partners.3. Providing a safe, confidential environment.4. Enabling analysis of risk or need on a case by case basis.5. Enabling wider victim identification within communities.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • First level registration NMC.
  • Relevant professional qualification at post registration level i.e.Community Specialist Practitioner,Health Visitor Degree level or equivalent in area of practice.
Desirable
  • Management Qualification or Equivalent knowledge/experience.
  • Evidence of continued professional development in safeguarding children to level 4.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE Essential
  • Experience of working at Band 6.
  • Experience of child protection and special needs.
Desirable
  • TAF training.
  • Evidence of working within legislative frameworks and supporting staff.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential
  • Ability to prioritise own workload.
  • To be able to work with a culturally/racially diverse population and recognise issues of equal opportunity and access to services.
PERSONAL QUALITIES Essential
  • Willingness to collect data to maintain service performance indicators.
  • Willingness to embrace and learn new skills.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Essential
  • Ability to travel around the Borough and various Trust sites.


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