Part Time Child Protection Coordinator
The Independent Chair Service (ICS) provides independent reviewing of the care plans of looked after children, child protection plans and plans for children in need subject to supervision orders. The ICS is located in the Safeguarding, Assurance and Improvement group in Nottinghamshire County Council. The service group also includes strategic safeguarding responsibilities including the Local Authority Designated Officer function, missing children, safeguarding children in education and child sexual exploitation.
You will be part of a team of Child Protection Coordinators who have responsibility for the coordination and chairing of child protection conferences, complex multi-agency meetings and reviews of children in need subject to supervision orders across the county.
A professional Social Work qualification is essential, together with 5 years post qualification and management experience in child protection within a statutory setting. You will have a central role in promoting quality in child protection practice, the effective implementation of departmental and interagency policies and procedures, and achieving optimum outcomes for children. You will need to be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of relevant legislative and policy frameworks relating to the safeguarding and protection of children; an understanding of the role of agencies involved in such work; an ability to analyse key information; a problem-solving approach and an ability to manage your own time under pressure. A crucial element of the role is quality assurance of child protection practice. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills along with an ability to demonstrate independence and challenge. You will receive regular supervision and be part of a supportive team.
This is a permanent post of 3 and a half days a week. You will be located at Sir John Robinson Way, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6DA although providing county wide cover when it is required.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
This vacancy is closed to applications.