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Safeguarding Officer

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Social Care Adults - Qualified
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19004706 Requisition #
| Starting salary £39,108 per annum | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week |

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Safeguarding Officer to join the Strategic Safeguarding Team part of the recently formed Strategic Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Unit. The unit is responsible for ensuring there are effective systems in place to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable adults.

The post will be based at Invicta House and will play a key part in raising awareness of safeguarding and ensuring collaborative working is developed and sustained with the intention to improve safeguarding practice. The post will involve ensuring we have a robust understanding of how well safeguarding is embedded in practice, working with partner agencies and assisting in responding to Domestic Homicide Reviews and Safeguarding Adults Reviews .

In order to work effectively the successful candidate will have an awareness of national developments and emerging trends and research relating to safeguarding in order to inform and update operational staff, senior managers and Members on Safeguarding Adults cases.

The post holder will need to have effective communication skills , quality monitoring knowledge, good legal knowledge relating to Adult Social care and previous experience in safeguarding.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Catherine Collins, Strategic Safeguarding Assurance Manager on 03000 418563/catherine.collins@kent.gov.uk or Adrienne Muller, Administration Officer on 03000 421428/adrienne.muller@kent.gov.uk.

Closing date: 17th October 2019

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