Staffordshire County Council

Safeguarding Practitioner

£32,798- £37,568 per annum (pro rata)
29 Jul 2022
28 Oct 2022
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Adult Safeguarding Practitioner (Qualified Social Worker or equivalent professional qualification including Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapist)

Salary:  £32,798- £37,568 per annum (pro rata)

37 Hours per week – Permanent

The Adult Safeguarding Enquiry Team have an exciting opportunity for 2 Safeguarding Practitioners to join a dynamic and forward thinking team based within a multi-agency environment.  We are a small but busy specialist safeguarding team based at Staffordshire Police Headquarters completing enquires across the county.  We are a supportive team offering flexible working patterns, regular supervision, learning and

development opportunities and an excellent employee benefit package.

About the role

The role of the safeguarding practitioner is to respond to primarily complex and high risk adult safeguarding concerns ensuring that the principles of the Care Act and specifically Making Safeguarding Personal are adhered to. The safeguarding practitioner will complete Section 42 (safeguarding) enquiries and undertake a range of activities, including the development of safeguarding plans, to achieve identified outcomes wherever possible.

We have developed effective working relationships with multi-agency partners including Social Care, Health, Police and the Third Sector.  Our work complements case management activities and the functions of other agencies. 

What you’ll bring

A sound knowledge of safeguarding legislation and policies, and a broader knowledge of adult social care is essential as well as a passion and commitment to working with other agencies to achieve outcomes. In return you will develop your skills and knowledge of adult social care and wider safeguarding practices in an exceptionally supportive team.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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Closing Date: 28th October 2022 (Please do not delay in submitting your application – we are scheduling regular interview dates upon receipt of applications)

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.  When completing your application please refer to the associated supporting documents.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For more information about the role please contact: Anthony Garry or Tracey Brough-Chesters on 01785 895150

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts