Safeguarding Officer, Lincolnshire County Council, Sleaford

Posted on: 04-10-2021 | Deadline: 25-10-2021

Job Description

People have challenges in their lives, but they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Safeguarding Officers and the wider Adult Care division is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to and how they wish to develop.

About the Role

Our role is to build a relationship with people, understand what they wish to achieve and support them to have the best possible outcomes in their lives.

Our involvements are about making a difference to people’s lives by listening, empowering, understanding and working together to help people be active participants in their support.

The successful candidate will be committed to taking on the challenges and opportunities created by the Care Act to support people to have increased choice and control in the way they organise their social care support. You will support people to develop links within their own community, looking at creative and strengths based solutions and will be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations.

Safeguarding is the golden thread that runs through all aspects of adult care.  If you have an enquiring mind and are committed to the promotion of well-being and safeguarding of adults at risk then this would be a great opportunity for you.

About You

To take on this exciting role you must hold a professional Social Work OR Nursing OR Occupational Therapy qualification and have maintained professional registration with the relevant professional body.

  • You will need to have considerable post qualifying practice experience within a Social care role.
  • You will be self-motivated and resilient, having experience of dealing with complex safeguarding situations with excellent risk assessment, recording and time-management skills.
  • You will have highly developed interpersonal skills and be able to form positive and effective relationships with service users, families, carers and partner agencies.
  • You will have excellent organisational skills with proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment; effectively managing a complex case-load with ever changing priorities

We are looking for someone who wants to use these skills and knowledge in a more creative and innovative way.

Our Offer

Our practitioners receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting staff access additional qualifications such as AMHP and Practice Educator.

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Civil service sports council membership
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 28 days plus the option to buy more

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Sandra Sheldon at: sandra.sheldon@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Applications Close on 25/10/2021 and interviews will be held W/C 08/11/2021.

Mandatory Vaccinations

The position has been identified as needing to comply with the mandatory vaccinations legislation. If you are the successful candidate you will need to provide evidence that you have received both first and second dose vaccinations or evidence of medical exemption.

Remote Working

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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