York, North Yorkshire
£43,155 – £49,635
16 Oct 2020
28 Oct 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Part Time

We are currently seeking an ambitious, motivated professional to work with us in York to deliver statutory LADO services.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career, developing the LADO service and to be involved in the management and oversight of allegations against people that work with children.  The post provides opportunities to exercise your professional judgement, informed by a thorough knowledge of the Children Act 1989, statutory guidance, local guidance, employees and human rights legislation, national and local best practice.

You will have a SW qualification and a significant level experience of working with partners to ensure children are safeguarded.  You will have a high level of creativity, innovation and experience of successfully managing meetings which are sensitive, emotional and challenging.

The LADO role is wide and varied and includes providing advice, guidance, support and challenge around the responsibilities of employers, voluntary agencies and organisations regarding an employee or volunteer who faces such an allegation and being responsible for ensuring that safeguarding allegations against staff and are managed effectively.

If you have the creativity and innovation to discern when and how to appropriately escalate concerns and to secure prompt resolution of disputes about planned actions resulting from an evaluation of an allegation we would like to speak with you.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please contact Dallas Frank for an informal discussion.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Dallas Frank, head of quality assurance, safeguarding and principal social worker.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 12 midnight

Internally advertised posts are only open to CYC, WWY and Be Independent employees. Explore and Veritau employees are not eligible to apply for these posts.

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