The Quality and Performance service are responsible for many aspects of quality assurance within Children, Families, Learning and Communities, and the Practice Auditor position sits within the Audit and Practice Standards Team. A successful candidate would have a lead in evaluation and support to Early Help, Targeted Youth Support, and issues relating to Safeguarding Adolescents.
The Audit and Practice Standards Team work closely with and alongside Frontline professionals, Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs, and LADOs, and multi-agency partners in order to implement Practice Learning Framework and the countywide audit programme.
- Auditing is a crucial part of Surrey’s Practice Learning Framework and is the key function of the Audit and Practice Standards Team.
- The service is responsible for collating and reporting overall findings from this countywide monthly audit programme, and make recommendations for improving practice that will, in turn, support improving outcomes for children. The Ofsted Monitoring Visit on 5th and 6th June 2019 commented on Surrey’s renewed audit programme stating,
The Practice Auditor role supports the management of the audit programme, through moderation, reporting on practice themes, and holding consultations with practitioners, managers, and Independent Reviewing Officers to ensure audit findings are having an impact on practice.
A Practice Auditor must be able to recognise, evaluate, and support learning from practice by confidently applying legislation, practice standards, policy, and a strengths-based approach in order to achieve Surrey’s drive to improve safeguarding services for children and families.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within children and families in Social Work capacity and further experience as a manager, experience with quality assuring practice, and/or understanding of Ofsted preparation and requirements.
- An ability to evaluate and critically analyse service delivery and outcomes for children and families.
- Flexibility and interpersonal skills that allow you to work with every layer within the organisation from children, parents, multi-agency partners, frontline practitioners, and senior managers.
- A Social Work degree / HCPC registration / Minimum level experience as Team Manager
For more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description.Additional Information
For an informal discussion contact Kasey Senior on 07989 081 145 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29/10/2020.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 02/11/2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.Company Information
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