Safeguarding Senior Resource Officer - Safeguarding Triage
About the role
Do you have experience in adult safeguarding?
Would you like to use that experience to ensure adults in East Sussex are safeguarded against abuse and neglect? If so, a role in Health and Social Care Connect as a Safeguarding Senior Resource Officer may be a challenging and rewarding role for you.
You would need to have a comprehensive working knowledge of safeguarding policy and legislation as this role involves the triage and prioritisation of safeguarding concerns and enquiries coming into the department. You would be applying your knowledge to make decisions relating to safeguarding thresholds, specifically the three key tests and then making onward referrals to Adult Social Care and Health teams and colleagues for appropriate follow up, help and support.
We are looking for candidates who:
- Have good working knowledge and experience of East Sussex safeguarding policy and procedure;
- Are self-motivated and who possess personal resilience to manage the large volumes of referrals coming into our service;
- Are able to deal with competing priorities in a fast paced environment.
This is an office based role, Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and you would be working in a small dedicated team within the larger Health and Social Care Connect Service. Whilst the work is varied and fast paced it does not involve ongoing case management and case holding and every day is different. The Safeguarding Senior Resource Officer ensures that concerns get to the right service at the right time so that our vulnerable residents and clients get the help and support they need. The role also involves the provision of a support and advice function to the wider Health and Social Care Connect team
To apply for this role please follow the “Apply Now” button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
For an informal discussion, please contact Alison O'Shea, Operations Manager on 07788 356411.
Interview dates will be confirmed following the closing date for applications and will take place via Microsoft Teams.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
For work that makes a difference
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.