Specialist Practitioner - Safeguarding Adults

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Reference:3/AC/17/275 

Salary:£30,153.00 - £37,306.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall, Gloucester - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:30 June 2017 at midnight 

About the role

The Specialist Practitioner role in the Safeguarding Adults team provides a specialist advice and support service to front line workers across partnership organisations. Specialist Practitioners have a key role in delivering the Screening and Triage service operated by the team, which ensures consistency across the county in the way initial safeguarding assessments are carried out and decisions are made. This requires close working with an extensive multi-agency network to ensure the best possible outcome for every adult.

The team also contributes to the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board, helping to ensure continuous improvement in safeguarding practice across the county. This is an exciting time in Gloucestershire County Council’s support for adults with care and support needs as we continue to embed the changes required by the Care Act 2014 and Making Safeguarding Personal. New team members are fully supported to develop the knowledge and expertise required of this role.

About you

We are looking for people with an appropriate professional qualification who have experience of working effectively with safeguarding cases in a multi-agency context. Understanding of the need for a person-centred approach to safeguarding is important, as is up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and policy.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Paul Gray - 01452 425879 or email Paul.gray2@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Previous applicants need not apply

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement under the Immigration Act 2016 that anyone appointed to a “customer facing role” must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help.  Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.

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