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About the team

Our screening team are the front door of social care; part of the multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) team. The MASH team includes social workers, police officers, and health and probation services.  They work closely to work out what support a family needs.

It’s a fast-paced environment, making serious decisions autonomously and working together with partners to support families.

We have 24 hours to complete a screening job, so we don’t carry cases forward. Screening social workers also don’t have caseloads like other teams.

Reasons to join us

It's great to work in our team because:

  • we work set hours from 9am to 5pm every day. Overtime is paid for any extra hours for service needs.
  • our work is completed by phone or email (we don’t do family visits), so home working is an option.
  • we're small and stable with great retention.
  • our team manager works in partnership with social workers and really supports the team.
  • there’s a very open and positive working culture, constantly reflecting on cases together as a team
  • there's a strong multi agency approach.
Ciaran - family support worker

Hear from our social workers

I chose Barnsley after completing my degree as a social worker. This was due to the fact that I had an amazing final placement experience. I was supported throughout. Also given great opportunities to learn and improve my knowledge and understanding of children’s social work.

- Ciaran (ASYE social worker)

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