Child Protection Advisor (2 posts)

Location:

48 STATION ROAD

Closing Date:

05 Feb 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO7C

Salary: £54946 – £58102 per annum

1 Permanent and 1 Fixed-Term contract (2 positions required)

36 Hours per week

Closing Date: Sunday 5th February 2023

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 20th February 2023

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity in the Child Protection Conference team as a Child Protection Advisor. As a Haringey Child Protection Advisor, you will chair both Child Protection Conferences and Contextual Safeguarding Child in Need meetings.

  • You will have a unique oversight role for the child protection and contextual safeguarding plans developed at the meetings you chair.
  • You will provide safeguarding advice to practitioners.
  • You will have a responsibility to monitor, support and to improve practice and be a child-focused practitioner, who is keen to develop young people’s involvement in their own meetings, and to support them to take part in planning.
  • You will be working with partner agencies, bringing them together to contribute to analysis and decision making around risk, and managing the different perspectives brought by different disciplines and individuals to multi-partner meetings.
  • Your experience and sound knowledge of safeguarding, thresholds, and safeguarding processes will make you a safe pair of hands to develop and oversee safeguarding plans in Haringey.
  • Child Protection Conferences in Haringey take place face to face. This means you will be in the office at least 3 days a week.

About the Team

You will join an established team of experienced Child Protection Advisors led by the Child Protection Conference Service Manager and supported by CP Business Support Officers. This sits within the Engagement, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance service.

About You

We are looking for a very experienced social work practitioner with an active Social Work England registration.

  • You will have substantial post-qualification experience in statutory children’s social work safeguarding services, and in chairing complex multi-agency meetings.
  • You will have worked in with children, their parents and partner agencies, in a diverse urban environment with families from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • You will be able to work efficiently and effectively within tight timescales to produce SMART care and protection plans.
  • You will have a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and statutory guidance, and of national issues relevant to child protection, including research and models of best practice.
  • You will be able to share and apply this in the work you do. You will have excellent written, oral and presentation skills, and be experienced in engaging and consulting parents/carers, children and young people and partner agencies in decision-making, planning and review processes.
  • You will be able to develop good working relationships whilst providing appropriate levels of challenge to policy and practice.
  • You will be able to lead, influence and coach staff, and to contribute to developing and delivering training.
  • You will have quality assurance and audit skills.

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