Portsmouth Adult Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Ref no: 1982 - 2421
Salary: Band 12 - £42,805 - £46,633 p.a.
37 hours per week - permanent
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Why work in Portsmouth?
Portsmouth is a great waterfront city and a vibrant place to live and work. It is an island city with an “inner city” feel, a seaside location packed with attractions and events, and the advantage of fantastic countryside on its doorstep. With a fast-growing university, high-tech industries and a vibrant cultural scene, Portsmouth is a modern city that looks to the future, but which is proud of its unique heritage as the home of the Royal Navy and historic dockyard. With fast road and rail links to London, Brighton and major airports, and ferry links to Europe, it is the perfect place to live and work.
We are looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated manager to deliver a safe and effective safeguarding service for adults within the city of Portsmouth. The post holder will have the responsibility for the management of the Adult Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and the performance of the staff within the service in accordance with legislation, national and local strategies and policies. Building on the existing ethos of Making Safeguarding Personal and promoting a strengths-based approach to assessment and risk management will be a priority for the successful candidate.
What is the role?
This is an exciting new opportunity working in a leadership capacity within a multi-agency setting reporting to the senior manager with responsibility for safeguarding and mental health services.
The post holder will have responsibility for the operational management of the Adult MASH. The role includes responsibility for:
- Providing leadership and direction to the members of the Adult MASH, ensuring that safe, effective decision making and timely responses in line with the Pan Hampshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults policy.
- Ensuring that the team practices within the legal parameters of the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Mental Health Act (2007), and other relevant legislation and case law
- Promoting evidence based practice and accountability.
- Fostering a culture of critically reflective practice, and using reflective/developmental supervision models as a method of work based learning for supervisees.
- Ensuring that all staff members take responsibility for their continual professional development, (appropriate to their discipline and level of knowledge/expertise) drawing on appropriate theoretical and practice approaches and evidencing how they apply their learning from training, mentoring and other learning experiences.
- Using your own learning and development as a teaching tool with supervisees.
- Creating a culture in which innovate ideas and strategies can flourish and provide vision and inspiration to enable staff to deliver care more effectively.
- Developing positive, constructive relationships with senior managers, peers, representatives of partner organisations, clinical leads to achieve purpose and to identify opportunities for service improvement and innovation.
- Promoting practice based on accepted professional standards in addition to Portsmouth City Council Code of Conduct and relevant regulatory body standards of proficiency.
Who is the person?
You need to:
- Be passionate about putting the customer at the heart of what you do, having an understanding of the needs of the client group, promoting and supporting individuals' rights and choices
- Have excellent communication skills and ability to use initiative and to problem solve under pressure
- Have sound, objective, decision making skills based on knowledge, facts and data
- Be prepared to think differently about the work and to experiment with new ideas
- Be prepared to learn together with the team(s) and senior management team as part of a continuous improvement model as to the shape of the service going forward. Flexibility will be key
- Be a completer/finisher enabling you to meet deadlines and to follow up on required actions promptly
- Be a strong leader, instilling confidence through a consistent approach. Develop staff to their full potential using a coaching approach to empower staff but taking the necessary steps to address performance issues when required
- Demonstrate the ability to inspire and motivate staff to enable people to improve and maintain essential skills and move towards independence and support an ethos of positive risk taking
- Demonstrate an innovative approach to community engagement, development of natural networks and delivering better outcomes
- Have a sound and relevant legal, theory and practice knowledge base, particularly in relation to safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act.
11. Hold a professional qualification in social work, or nursing.
- Have experience of working in a supervisory role in a social or health care setting
- Have good assessment skills
- Be able to demonstrate emotional competence at a leadership level
- Have good IT skills with proficiency in Office, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint
- Work well as part of a team and to be an integral part of the service
- Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunities including user/carer involvement in service development
Closing : 10:00am on Monday 12th November 2018
Interview process: Thursday 22nd November 2018
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