Children and Family Community Services
Grade: EGV £50,325 - £53,166 or SO1 £53,197 - £59,982 per annum
We are looking for a Child Protection Chair & Safeguarding Manager to join our team at Childrens and Family Community Services.
As a Child Protection Conference Chair & Child Safeguarding Manager within the Bailiwick of Guernsey you will have the opportunity to work with professionals of all disciplines, children and their families.
You will lead complex discussions analysing risk and need, with a focus on finding ways to manage and mitigate risk in complex situations.
You will be a skilled chair, able to understand diversity, manage differences of opinion and challenge.
You will have a good knowledge of the Law as it relates to children’s social work, and an ability to apply definitions around significant harm to practical situations, helping others to form well evidenced views about levels and types of harm to children.
You will be taking a lead role in ensuring significant harm thresholds are applied appropriately, and planning for children subject of a child protection plan is SMART.
This will include the tracking and challenging of these plans, and escalating concerns in a manner that achieves the best outcomes to ensure children are safeguarded.
You will co-ordinate and chair child-protection case conferences and looked after children reviews, and other child focussed meetings that create and review the child’s plan for protection and care.
You will provide specialist advice to professional staff consumers, from internal and external agencies involved in safeguarding and looking after children, and to provide quality assurance and audit to drive continuous learning across HSC.
You will be responsible to the Service Manager, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance and accountable to Head of Service, Children and Family Community Services.
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You will benefit from having your professional subscriptions paid, excellent training opportunities and free parking across the Island including all of our Health and Social Care sites. We will also honour continuous service from the NHS or a local or public authority* in the UK for the provision of annual leave and sick leave and we offer our staff a generous annual leave quota with 9 bank holidays. There is also the possibility of transferring your pension into the compulsory States of Guernsey Pension Scheme.
In order to work in Guernsey, you will be eligible for a Long Term Employment Permit. This will allow you and your family the opportunity to become permanent residents in Guernsey.*
We offer an attractive relocation package** which includes a lump sum of up to £5,000, rent allowance payable over 2 years and a house purchase grant.
** Please see Relocation Directive 2021 for full terms and conditions
Contact: Maria McCord - Service Manager, Safeguarding & Quality Assurance on tel. 01481 256923 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.
Closing Date: 22 April 2021
Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role. This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met. The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.
Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.
Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:
Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.
Please note that the States of Guernsey is undergoing a significant period of change and transformation. The officer must acknowledge and accept that the nature and type of duties within the role are likely to evolve and change over time in the course of that transformation. In such circumstances and accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of employment the employer may require the transfer, and/or redeployment, of an officer to other suitable roles within the States.
All employees are expected to uphold the purpose, vision and values of Service Guernsey: one organisation, one purpose, one focus and, in particular, to exhibit behaviours that reflect the core values of teamwork, accountability, customer service and empowerment.
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