Job Reference: 846-05777-CH
Employer:Kent Community Health NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Safeguarding Specialist AdvisorLocation:Gravesham Community Hospital, GravesendSalary:31,696 - 41,787 pro rata per annum
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units.
We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 1.4 million. We employ 5,000 staff, including community nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, and many other healthcare professionals.
Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.
Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:
The Safeguarding Service is a combined Children and Adults Team, comprising of both Named Nurses for Children & Adults and Safeguarding Specialist Advisors for Children & Adults.
The Safeguarding Specialist Advisor (Children) will have a key role in promoting good professional practice and providing key elements of the Safeguarding Agenda. Under the guidance of the Named Nurses for Safeguarding Children, the post holder will take the lead in providing training, supervision, specialist advice and support related to safeguarding children. The post holder will also contribute to developing and supporting the skills of frontline practitioners, particularly in relation to assessment of risk with the emphasis on solution focussed outcomes for children and young people.
The post holder should have significant experience of working with children and families and have an in depth knowledge base and understanding of safeguarding children. This includes representing the Trust at Multi Agency meetings; therefore experience in partner agency working is useful. In addition, the post holder will need a good understanding of the Safeguarding Adult agenda, as there is an expectation that the post holder will deliver parts of the Adult Safeguarding training to the Children and Young People's Workforce.
This is a challenging role, which requires the post holder to be able to travel across the Trust geographically to support the wider team.
The post holder will be expected to develop their skills as a Safeguarding Specialist Advisor within the framework of the Job description, including supporting the Named Nurses in developing key work streams and deputising when appropriate.
The successful candidate will be based within the Safeguarding team in North/ West Kent although service delivery across the Trust requires flexibility to travel.
The post is for 30 hours per week.
Interviews are scheduled for the 18th & 20th September 2017.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Kathy Barrett, Named Nurse Safeguarding Children on 01233 667990
As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements.
For Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust also receive an allowance of a 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary up to a maximum of 1,682. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.
Successful applicants will be contacted via email with regards to interview details.
Please note that where the salary stated above is based on full time working it should be pro rata for part time working.
We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.
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We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:30 hours per weekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:7Staff Group:Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredSpecialty/Function:Safeguarding Specialist Advisor
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