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Senior Safeguarding Clerk

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
12/07/2019
Advert End Date:
26/07/2019 23:59
Salary:
19,945 - 21,166
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
189710
Employment Location:
The Civic Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
26 Jul


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Further information

We are seeking to recruit to the post of Senior Safeguarding Clerk in the Safeguarding Children Unit (SCU).

The SCU is responsible for chairing Child Protection Conferences, Looked after Children Reviews, Foster Care Reviews and Strategy Meetings which have been convened by the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

You will be responsible for the provision of an efficient administration and minuting service to ensure the efficient running of SCU.
Key responsibilities of this post include the arranging of meetings by ensuring invitation letters are distributed within procedural timescales. You are required to attend Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences and LADO Strategy Meetings to minute and produce accurate records following discussion and to ensure child protection plans and all minutes from meetings are produced and distributed within procedural timescales. You will be required to ensure that accurate performance data is inputted onto Carefirst following all Child Protection Conferences and LADO Strategy Meetings, maintaining appropriate records on the social care database adhering to national and LA guidance on confidentiality and information-sharing.

You will be required to assist the Business Support Coordinator in the monitoring of Business Support procedures and the production of statistical information when requested by the Service Director. You will have responsibility for maintaining and updating manual and computerised information systems ensuring information used by the service is accurate and to assist with the auditing of data quality.

It is essential that you have experience in convening, servicing and minuting meetings. You must be able to work on own initiative, organise and prioritise your workloads to ensure timescales are met. You must have comprehensive working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet systems. You must have effective
written and oral communication skills demonstrating a high standard of accuracy.
You must be able to input, retrieve, collate and present information from computerised and manual systems and have excellent IT and typing skills.

5 GCSE's at Grade C or above or grades (1-9) or equivalent qualification and/or experience is essential.
Experience of working in a children's social care, or health environment would be desirable but is not essential.
If you have and queries or would like further information, please contact Julie Reay, Business Support Coordinator on 0191 4333565.

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