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Warrington- Safeguarding & Quality Officer

  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £25 - £30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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Our client Warrington Council is looking for a Safeguarding & Quality Officer to join their team.

Primary Purpose and Scope of the Job:

  • To work within the Councils statutory duties for adults with care and support, leading on investigating and addressing improvement actions issues within care provision arising from safeguarding and care quality concerns.
  • Working in partnership with adults who use services, their advocates and carers, care providers and other key partners to deliver a targeted improvement programme utilising a range of support and development opportunities.
  • Advise, support and provide constructive and effective challenge to service provider's regarding their regulatory and contractual requirement.
  • Assess and manage areas of risk, need and service provision. Escalate risks appropriately in order that appropriate regulatory, contractual or safeguarding processes are activated.
  • Support the development of a clear assurance framework for effective investigation of Safeguarding and Care Quality concerns and S42 enquiries. Support the effective implementation of the councils safeguarding and care quality policies and procedures, ensuring MSP is central.
  • Contribute to a team to support continuous development and operational effectiveness.

Any other duties commensurate with this post:

  • The nature of this post is not always predictable and will require the post holder to work flexibly and outside of normal working hours to meet unplanned service requirements.
  • Ability to travel inside and outside of the Borough.
  • Satisfactory DBS disclosure at the enhanced level (and ongoing in line with the Council's local policy)
  • To maintain registration and compliance with the relevant professional regulator (e.g SWE)
  • To comply with all Health and Safety requirements in the performance of all duties
  • To carry out all duties with due regards to confidentiality and data protection
  • To undertake any other duties as may be allocated from time to time, which are deemed to be commensurate with the designation and grading of the post.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to undertake a Practice Education Award as part of internal progression requirements

Working Relationships:

  • Adults, their families and carers
  • Partners within the Adult Social Care directorate such as commissioning and contracts, care management teams, First Response etc.
  • Partners in other divisions within the Families and Wellbeing Directorate such as Public Health and.
  • Partners in other Council Directorates such as legal, workforce development
  • Partners in Health Trusts, particularly those with responsibilities in working with adults and families such as District Nurses, Community Matrons, Psychiatric Nurses, Therapists, Hospital Staff, Enhanced Care Home Support Service etc.
  • Partners in criminal justice agencies such as the Police Service.
  • Partners in voluntary sector services e.g. Healthwatch
  • Care and support service Providers
  • Advocacy Services
  • Care Quality Commission

Duties and Responsibilities


Be committed to your own professional development and accountable to people using services, the public, the Council and professional regulator

  • Maintain the expected standards of the Council and profession within your role, including
  • maintaining appropriate personal and professional boundaries in more challenging circumstances
  • Being a member of the wider multi-agency team by establishing a network of internal and external colleagues.
  • Engage with and contribute to regular supervision, which covers both business and, if applicable, professional requirements.
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of your own professional knowledge gaps and associated learning needs, and through a process of continuing professional development seek to redress these - both within the Council and with wider partners.
  • Maintain appropriate electronic records of work undertaken and carry out required administrative procedures
  • Being a member of the wider multi-agency team by establishing a network of internal and external colleagues.
  • Manage an allocated workload, seeking support and suggesting solutions, within directorate priorities and Council polices.

Essential requirements:
* Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
* Registration with Social Work England
* ASYE completed

Benefits of working with Remedy
* A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
* Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
* Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
* Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.
To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV on the social care team.

Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.