Safeguarding Officer

Posted 05 July 2024
Salary Hourly rate of £28.00 - £30.00 per hour via an Umbrella Company
LocationEast Midlands
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Housing Recruitment
Contact NameHana Shepherd

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Housing Association based in the East Midlands, who are recruiting for a Safeguarding Officer on a temporary 3-month contract.

The position is due to start immediately, working 35 hours per week with flexible working across the office, patch and from home. The role is offering an hourly rate of £28.00 - £30.00 per hour via an Umbrella Company.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing safeguarding cases in a housing or local authority. Candidates will drive and have access to their own vehicle with a basic DBS dated in the last 3 years.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assessing incoming referrals, directing clients to additional services, and offering support

  • Understanding the legal framework concerning the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

  • Providing direct service delivery to victims of domestic abuse or other vulnerable people

  • Safeguarding cases by referring to Social Care and MARAC where appropriate, monitoring duty cases sent to program managers for allocation

  • Collaborating within the team to conduct thorough assessments of needs and risks for women experiencing domestic abuse

  • Providing short-term risk management, safety planning, and support, and identify appropriate services for their needs

  • Ensuring that agreed case recording, monitoring systems are kept up to date and secure, writing internal and external reports where required, including for safeguarding conferences, team meetings, managers, and others

  • Participating in multi-agency working and focus groups as requested and follow up on agreed-upon actions arising from these collaborations

Experience required:

  • Experience managing safeguarding cases in a housing or local authority environment

  • Experience of supporting and advocating on behalf of Domestic Abuse Survivors

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Up to date knowledge of safeguarding practices, procedures and legislation

  • Able to complete risk and needs assessments, safety and support plans for complex need clients

  • Customer focused approach and able to build strong trust based relationships

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible working days

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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