Hours: 37 hours
Salary: Scale SCP 38, £34,106
Location: 123 Borough Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3AN
This post is open to Women only: Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1) applies to this post.
Based in central Middlesbrough, My Sisters Place provides specialist services. We have an exciting opportunity as we are seeking a Safeguarding Officer, to join this dynamic team. Our holistic approach requires high performing individuals with excellent people skills, and a resilient personality to deal with some difficult issues with a strong client focus. Clear adherence to confidentiality and Safeguarding is essential. This is a busy ‘response’ service dependent upon good teamwork and strong multi-agency working offering a challenging and rewarding role if you want to ‘make a difference’ and are committed to our charitable aims.
All employees are subject to enhanced DBS checks prior to commencement of the post
Application form available on My Sisters Place Website.
Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com
Closing Date: 12th August 2021 at 12 noon
Shortlisting: Week commencing 16th August 2021
Interviews: 1st Week of September 2021
If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact Lesley Storey lesley.storey@mysistersplace to arrange a call
We value diversity and promote equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
We do not accept CV’s or applications from recruitment agencies.
Purpose of the role:
To provide expert safeguarding children and adults at risk advice and leadership within MSP. To work in collaboration with Service Managers across the organisation and Safeguarding Leads at a local service level to ensure high quality services are delivered to users of MSP and enhance the volume, quality and extension of service provision.
Expert Practice & Professional Leadership
- To provide specialist advice and guidance to the Leadership Team on all matters relating to safeguarding
- To provide expert operational and professional advice on safeguarding issues to managers and practitioners across the organisation
- To ensure robust systems, policies, procedures and professional guidance are available for all clinical, counselling and support/advocacy services
- To lead in the analysis and appropriate development of services relating to safeguarding
- To be a specialist advisory role for all areas of MSP whilst developing and implementing policies and procedures and guidance incorporating legislative changes
- In relation to Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews /Adult Safeguarding Reviews and Domestic Homicide reviews – to be the point of contact for the service offering support and To provide a robust approach to internal/external safeguarding by ensuring that the Charity is meeting all Safeguarding requirements including staff training and decision making
- To ensure information sharing and confidentiality agreements enable MSP to meet legal obligations whilst protecting clients and their information
- To work with Managers to ensure that appropriate information is available to clients explaining how their information is used and stored
- Provide line management support to relevant roles as required and to provide cover for the Chief Officer/Service Manager as required
- To ensure the organisation adheres to GDPR requirements.
Education, Training and Development
- To provide expert professional advice, education and training to maintain excellence for all staff who have direct involvement with service users
- To work with relevant staff to ensure the development and provision of a systematic training programme designed to meet MSP needs
- To develop training packages to be used internally
- To develop training packages to be used externally
Policy, Research & Audit
- To be responsible for the collation and dissemination of information relating to safeguarding to ensure awareness of changes to legislation, regulations, practice and guidance – updating procedures as necessary
- To monitor the safeguarding performance of staff and services to ensure a high quality standard of care is provided and to take appropriate action where this is found to be inadequate
- To oversee the audit and staff survey of safeguarding practice within
- Considerable experience in a senior safeguarding role within an organisation – this may be in a clinical health setting/Social Care Setting /Criminal Justice Setting
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Evidence of expertise in safeguarding young people/children and adults at risk Experience in providing safeguarding supervision to professionals
- Involvement in planning and delivery of training
Skills and Abilities
- Detailed knowledge of legislation and national policy re safeguarding children, young people and adults
- Outstanding organisational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills at all levels both written and verbal, including presentation skills
- Experience in undertaking/supervising practice audits
- Knowledge of developing safeguarding guidelines, policy and procedures
- Knowledge of multi-agency and multi-professional working
- Able to manage a varied and high workload
- Knowledge and experience of working in Violence Against Women and Girls Services
Education and training
- Degree level or equivalent (this may be a professional registered qualification)
- Commitment to continued development
- Commitment to working outside of normal office hours if required
- Willingness to take accountability for own actions in the delivery of objectives
- Work within MSP policies and procedures
- Commitment to work within diversity policy and in an inclusive, open and transparent one organisation style
The closing date for this job is 12 August 2021 - 12:00pm.