This is a valuable and unique opportunity to make a difference to our work with children, young people and families.
You will provide a key role in supporting, developing and improving practice across our Children’s Services. You will be responsible for particular themed areas of quality assurance work and evaluate our practice, including service user experience and make recommendations for continuous improvement. You will work closely with your team and with Service Managers, Heads of Service and Operations Directors in quality assuring and embedding practice improvements throughout Children’s Services.
You will be part of a small, friendly and supportive team. You will be able to work independently and in a planned way, with great supervision and support never far away. Your good ideas will be listened to and you will have an opportunity to make changes to how we do things.
You will bring to the post your substantial knowledge of children’s safeguarding / social care, associated legislation and guidance and practice experience in Children’s Services. Any previous experience of quality assurance, auditing work, developing policy and improvement work in children’s social care will be a definite advantage. You will have experience of reviewing children’s safeguarding practice and making recommendations for improvement based on sound safeguarding outcomes for children and young people. You will need excellent communication skills and strong report writing skills and ability to present information and findings logically and clearly.
You will need to be a professionally qualified, registered social worker adhering to the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency and meet the national professional social work capabilities.
The post is key to supporting policy and social work practice change in Children’s Services to promote a ‘best practice’ culture for those working with children and families.
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary exchange for additional benefits
- Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
- Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme
- Support Groups
- Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
- Excellent Wellbeing schemes
For further information please contact Kim Burrowes, Service Manager Independent Review and Policy & Practice Development team on 01992 588156.
Closing date: 16th September 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 1st October 2018
Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
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Please Note: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.