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2 x Independent Safeguarding Reviewing Officer

Closing date: 24/06/2024

Reference: REQ105083

37 hours / Permanent

43,421 - 45,441 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

This position qualifies for a market supplement payment of £200 per month. Please note this additional payment will be reviewed on 31 March 2025.

The successful candidate may be eligible to up to a maximum of £8,000 (including VAT) towards the cost of expenses incurred as a result of relocating to Ceredigion. For further information please email humanresources@ceredigion.gov.uk. For more information about the county of Ceredigion and the enviable lifestyle it offers please click here.

The Independent Safeguarding Reviewing Officer post offers an exciting opportunity to work in an enthusiastic and committed Quality Assurance Team within the Safeguarding Service at Ceredigion County Council.

Whilst the Local Authority is developing a Through Age Well-Being Model of social care provision, your role will be to work specifically with children, young people and their families to ensure that the care, support and safeguarding interventions are of the highest quality and are meeting the needs of children.

The role of the Independent Safeguarding Reviewing Officer will be to provide an independent statutory reviewing service for children who are being looked after by the Local Authority.

This role will also entail the chairing of  Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences and ensuring that robust Child Protection Plans are developed  for children who are at risk from or who are experiencing abuse and/or neglect.

The role will also involve the undertaking of Annual Foster/Kinship Carer Reviews and high risk children in need of care and support reviews.

You would be part of a strong, committed multi-agency local and Regional Partnership way of working that strives to achieve together the best quality outcomes for children and young people. The Local Authority is implementing the Signs of Safety Practice Framework.

Our offer to you:

We are committed to the continued professional development of our staff in order to support them to achieve their full potential, through supervision, support and excellent training opportunities.

We are also passionate about ensuring our employees have the opportunity to achieve a good work-life balance . To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits:

  • Hybrid Working:  you may choose to work from home or in an office location.
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs. Accrued credit hours can be taken as additional leave.

Further, in exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible working, competitive annual leave allowance, incredibly generous pension contributions (14.6%!), enhanced family benefits, lifestyle savings and employee health and wellbeing packages. More information about our wide-ranging employee benefits can be found here.

Job Description and Person Specification

Get in touch

For further information please contact: Sera Llewelyn, Team Manager, Quality Assurance Team on 01545 574000.

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cynnal – Specialist Through Age Services

Porth Cynnal provides intensive and specialist through-age assessment, care planning and review for those in need of longer term or complex care and support including quality assurance checks court and statutory interventions.

The service consists of the following teams:

  • Planned Care: Adults and Children’s Care and Support and Statutory Interventions’ Teams
  • Extended Support: Adult and Children’s Disability Team & Mental Capacity Specialist Support Team
  • Substance Misuse: Substance Misuse Team, Youth Justice Statutory Team and IFSS/Edge of Care Team
  • Mental Wellbeing: Mental Health and AMHP Team, School Counselling Team
  • Safeguarding & Quality Improvement:  Adult and Children’s Safeguarding Team, Independent Reviewing and Quality Assurance Team
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