Specialist Health Practitioner - MASH - NELFT Specialist Health Practitioner - MASH - NELFT

Specialist Health Practitioner – MASH

Reference: 395-BD614-22

Band: AFC Band 7

Location: Barking Town Hall

Closing Date: 19/08/2022

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic multi-agency integrated team assessing notifications and referrals regarding children aged 0-19 that are received by the MASH. 

The MASH process includes searching for and collating health information from a range of NHS providers both locally in Barking and Dagenham  and further afield.

With due regard to patient confidentiality, the MASH professional needs to interpret and share the information 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 London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 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 cooperation is a statutory duty of all professionals delivering care to 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. Provides a safe confidential environment
  4. Enables analysis of risk or need on a case by case basis
  5. Enables wider victim identification within communities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

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