ESAB Safeguarding Adult Review Officer

England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £35027 per annum
28 Jun 2021
26 Jul 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

ESAB Safeguarding Adult Review Officer

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £35,027 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

About the Role

The Safeguarding Adult Review Officer will be responsible for overseeing Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and alternative review processes. The role will project manage all reviews, collate and deliver information for the panels and act as a point of contact for multi-agency partners in SAR and alternative review processes.

The role will operate within a specific legislative framework in relation to the Care Act 2014 (updated 2015) and ensure the effective management of the current demand for SAR referrals assessments, ensuring our customers receive a high quality and responsive service.

  • Responsible for providing advice and support to internal and external agencies and partners on what constitutes a SAR. Undertake and manage the business processes and systems to support the management of the SAR process and ensure systems are aligned to objectives within the ESAB strategic plan.
  • Responsible for Audit Section 42 enquiries to ensure there was sufficient evidence to support a recommendation for a SAR, to reduce inappropriate referrals and use of the ESAB resources.
  • Link with other SAB's, CQC and relevant organisations to ensure the ESAB is at the forefront of national developments and priorities and can respond accordingly.
  • Responsible for ensuring Safeguarding Adult Reviews are current and timely, effectively disseminating learning and monitoring implementation.
  • Maintain a network of Independent Reviewers to ensure capacity and high quality of Safeguarding Adult Reviews.

About You

To apply, you'll need to be a Qualified Social Worker with Diploma/Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent or Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or B.Sc. O.T. or Registered nurse recognised by NMC or Police Officer.

You'll also need:

  • Experience of working across a range of Adult services from public, private voluntary and community sectors, in multi-agency settings with proven ability to manage and navigate complex multiagency relationships at a senior level.
  • In depth knowledge of the Care Act and statutory framework within which the ESAB operates and of current research on effective safeguarding practice in the way it applies to the work of Adult services and partner agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written to engage stakeholders from a wide variety of roles and agencies.
  • You must have a UK driving license and access to a vehicle.

What we offer in return

We'll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we'll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

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If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

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