Senior Practitioner Safeguarding Triage - Health and Social Care Connect
About the role
Would you like to use your adult safeguarding knowledge and experience in a different way?
Would you like to use that experience to manage a small triage team to ensure adults in East Sussex are safeguarded against abuse and neglect? If so, a role in Health and Social Care Connect as a Senior Practitioner may be a challenging and rewarding role for you.
You would need to be a qualified and registered social worker with a comprehensive working knowledge of safeguarding policy, procedure and legislation. You would have professional oversight of the concerns and enquiries coming into the safeguarding triage hub; triaging and analysing complex cases and providing support and guidance to the team.
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.
For an informal discussion, please contact Alison O'Shea, Operations Manager on 07788 356411.
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.
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.
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.
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.