THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise
Newcastle upon Tyne
Safeguarding Adults Manager
£41,675 - £45,591 per annum
37 hours per week
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Safeguarding Adults Manager who is interested in joining our well-established and highly regarded Safeguarding Adults team.
This is an exciting and challenging time for those professionals who are interested in the field of Adult Safeguarding and Deprivation of Liberty. The Safeguarding Adults Unit incorporates all aspects of safeguarding activity including organisational/paid worker and complex abuse cases and we are in the process of establishing an adult Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. The Safeguarding Adults Managers provide safeguarding advice to professionals both inside and outside Newcastle City Council, chair Safeguarding Adults Strategy and Protection Plan meetings and therefore the candidate requires excellent communication skills.
The ideal candidate must be a progressed social worker with a minimum of 3 years’ post qualifying experience and be willing and able to manage a complex and variable workload in a busy environment, where priorities are constantly changing. You must be trained, or be willing to be trained, as a Best Interest Assessor under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
The post holder will need an understanding of Safeguarding Adult issues including:
• Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults policy and procedures;
• Knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) policy and procedures;
• Knowledge and experience of risk assessment/risk management;
• Knowledge of processes such as MAPPA, MARAC and PREVENT;
• Ability to chair multi-agency Safeguarding Adults meetings;
• Knowledge of the safeguarding across the life course, including transition between childhood to adulthood.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the relevant barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage, even if you indicate otherwise.
For an informal discussion, please contact either Linda Gray, Service Manager on 0191 278 8116 or Sam Keith Safeguarding Adults Manager on 0191 278 8118.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.
23 May 2019