Adult Safeguarding Officer - Sunderland - #5710511866163

Note: Experience as front line adult safeguarding officer
Enhanced DBS check
37hrs over a 5 day week, no shift working required

Key Responsibilities:
•       Offering advice, support and guidance to team/colleagues/partner agencies as and when required including mentoring arrangements for staff with a different level of responsibility.

•       Ensuring quality of work engaged in or produced by the team in respect of any audit system in place or introduced- any performance monitoring and any data issues or requirements is of a professional standard and as per client expectations.

•       Contribute to providing information required or requested as and when requested via management, partners, stakeholders, colleagues in whichever format or forum is appropriate to the circumstances.

•       Engage and liaise with professionals/partners/stakeholders in order to bring timely resolution for people for whom concerns are raised via safeguarding.

•       Challenge practice and differing viewpoints professionally, appropriately and with sensitivity where this is required in the pursuit of ensuring outcomes for individuals are achieved and that they are safeguarded where relevant.

•       To ensure that principles of Human Rights, Making Safeguarding Personal, best practice guidance and legislation, including rights to assessment and advocacy, are incorporated into areas of work to get the best outcome for people accessing the safeguarding procedures.

•       Support in all meetings linked to safeguarding including MASH, MARAC, MATAC, MAPPA.

•       Contribute to supporting the council in any legal or potential legal proceedings, reviews or complaints providing expertise, information, reports and documentation as appropriate to circumstances.

•       Ensuring minutes and documentation associated with the safeguarding process is accurate prior to distribution.

•       Arranging and chairing meetings to the standard expected including ensuring partner contribution and responsibility are incorporated and clearly reflected in associated records and documents.

•       Managing, maintaining and monitoring cases for which there is a responsibility allocated as a coordinator to ensure actions and recordings are clear and timely and timescales are achieved in accordance with council/professional expectations.

•       Undertake effective and accurate report writing, recording and audit.

•       Communicate effectively in verbal, written and technological communications, with all partners and stakeholders, in an accurate, respectful, proportionate and timely manner to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of positive and constructive relationships.

•       Supporting work for cases not allocated where requested or where a need becomes identified and where there is a need to address equity of workload issues.

•       Ensure sharing of information as appropriate to circumstances within the boundaries of confidentiality and council information governance requirements.

•       Representing the team in operational safeguarding matters where required or requested.

•       To facilitate and accommodate the introduction of new, improved or changed working practices and support the manager in all aspects of current and future work.

•       To work independently and as part of a team to provide solutions to ensure that work is delivered within timescales, tasks are appropriately prioritised, and that sensitive queries and difficult issues are given due attention to deliver a satisfactory outcome.

•       To maintain positive customer and team relationships, including when dealing with sensitive matters related to safeguarding or monitoring or when faced with challenging or hostile behaviour which could be linked to concerns or frustrations over the management of risk, vulnerability and safeguarding processes or work associated with the team

•       To develop and implement new working practices to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability linked to Safeguarding in ways which enable a rapid response to meet changing needs/requirements

What's on offer?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children, in particular previous experience of Assessment work
  • Social Work England registration or Social Care Wales registration for North Wales.
  • Post qualified experience.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**

** Candidates must have a valid enhanced DBS which is preferably on the update service and be able to provide satisfactory references for the past 5 years.


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  • Competitive Pay & Referral Scheme!

    We have our own in house payroll, providing weekly payments and support. We also offer a very generous £250 bonus if you bring your position to us or refer another qualified professional who is successfully placed with us (subject to 4 weeks)

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