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Safeguarding Officer posted by Spear Recruitment Ltd

Full Time
London
£26,000/ year

Job Description

Safeguarding Officer

Location: Whitechapel

Salary: £26,000 – £35,000 Per Annum

Spear Recruitment are recruiting for a Safeguarding Officer to work alongside the Directors and Operational Staff within a well-known Domiciliary Care Provider located in Whitechapel.

As a Safeguarding Officer you’ll be responsible for the effective operations of the safeguarding service on a day to day basis, you’ll also provide key support to the operational activity. As a Safeguarding Officer you will also be required to liaise with the CQC and local authorities. Core duties of a Safeguarding officer is listed below:

Drawing up and enforcing the company’s safeguarding policy.
Being alert to and recognising welfare issues, being sure to challenge poor practice.
Sharing appropriate information with relevant people.
Making referrals to social services when appropriate.
Continue working with the family, sharing information and contributing to plans if the concern is investigated.
Ensuring that all staff having contact with children, vulnerable adults and/or their families have received appropriate training on safeguarding issues.
Being the first point-of-call for all staff who have safeguarding concerns.
To be committed to the safeguarding of service users and staff in the company.
To keep informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance with regards to safeguarding, child and adult protection, cascading the information accordingly.
To keep informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance with regards to data protection and confidentiality.
To act as the first point of contact for any safeguarding, child and adult protection concerns, providing timely, relevant support and advice to safeguard the service user, carer and the company.
To attend a range of external meetings – including child protection conferences, core groups, service user in need meetings, team around the family, adult protection meetings – ensuring adherence to the guidelines and requirements for attending such meetings.
To attend internal safeguarding related meetings.
To input into the design of safeguarding systems, policies and procedures.
To implement best practice in relation to safeguarding
To provide expert advice to Directors, management and operational staff on Quality Assurance Systems and activities.
To be responsible for scrutinising and monitoring our operational activity, with a view to ensuring compliance with, and the exceeding of, the standards required by current legislation, regulation and practice standards.
To provide a proactive approach to quality assurance activities within the Quality Assurance Systems to ensure that quality of work across all our domiciliary care provision is improved.
To make an active contribution to embed audit and evaluation into services and support a learning and continual development organisational culture.
To report regularly to senior management at quality assurance meetings.
To be responsible for monitoring outcomes against inspection criteria and ensuring that information is fed-back to improve service delivery to meet timescales.
To be responsible for the ongoing development of systems for a range of audit activities to inform service developments and to ensure they continue to meet statutory and regulatory requirements.
To develop questionnaires and surveys to obtain feedback from clients and care workers.
The above is not an exhaustive list of the duties you’ll be required to adhere to, you will also be expected to perform different task as necessitated by your changing role with the organisation.

On offer is a salary between £26,000 through to £35,000 dependent on experience.

This vacancy is being managed by Ben Moses at Spear Recruitment Ltd.

Spear Recruitment Spear Recruitment Ltd is Employment agency acting as such under the Employment Act 2008 and Employment Agencies Act 1973

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Reference Number

BM/SAF/OFF/WHITE