Co-ordinator Review & Child Protection - Ref: CH08817

The Hollies 10 Lichfield Road, Walasll, WS42DH
£42,474- £47,527 per annum
13 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

“Walsall Children, safe, happy and learning well”

Co-ordinator Review & Child Protection - Ref: CH08817
£42,474- £47,527 per annum
Full time / Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking service that puts children at the heart of what they do.
You will take responsibility for ensuring the Local Authority discharges its duty by quality assuring social work practice and reviewing service to children with a child protection plan and looked after children with a care or pathway plan. Driving and building on improved practice is central to the role.

A minimum 5 years post qualifying experience substantially in services to children and families is essential along with experience of providing social work supervision/direction and support and challenging practice appropriately where necessary (required as per the Department for Children, Schools and Families – IRO Handbook Section 2.16- regulation 46).

This post will join a well-established motivated team who are committed to improving the life journey and outcomes for children. The team uses a restorative approach to strengthen our engagement with children and families and maximise the effectiveness of our intervention.

If you wish to discuss the role, please contact Debra Silvester or Mike Morris on 01922 646640.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities. A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th April 2018
Short listing to take place on; Tuesday 18thth April 2018
Interviews will take place on Thursday 26th April and Friday 27th April 2018

Information for applicants
• Applications are invited using our online application form only. If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact us via email:
• Important note: as you progress through the online application form you will be asked to upload a supporting statement. DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR CV. You should upload a statement detailing how your aptitudes meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. CV’s will not be accepted
• All correspondence with candidates will be via email, therefore candidates should check their email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting an application.
• This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Employee Specification

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