The Housing and Safeguarding Co-ordinator will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) assessment and referral process on behalf of the Strategic Housing Division and its partners. The Housing and Safeguarding Co-ordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the authority fulfils its safeguarding obligations whilst also undertaking a review of policies and procedures to ensure good practice moving forward.
The job is based at Laurence House, Catford, London, SE6 4RU.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for delivering the best possible outcomes for children and vulnerable families. You will have detailed knowledge of housing legislation and related social work, human rights and immigration legislation with experience of working with vulnerable children and families in a pressurised front-line environment. Excellent communication and IT skills will also be essential as will the ability to build effective working relationships with both internal and external partners.
This post is offered on a temporary contract for one year (subject to further review). We would also be pleased to consider a temporary secondment either internally, or from other organisations.
In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.
£35,070 - £36,912 pa (PO2)
For an informal discussion, please contact Lee Georgiou on 020 8314 7413 or Alex Clarke on 020 8314 9532.
Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
The post is subject to a DBS.
For a full job description and person specification, please see attachments to the right of this advert under the Related Information section.
The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.
Sunday, 13th August 2017, 11;59pm