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Child Protection Co-ordinator

P05/P06 £43,503 - £49,200 p.a.

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Children’s Services
P05/P06 £43,503 - £49,200 p.a.
Full time 35 hours per week
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3 Elwood Street
P05/P06 £43,503 - £49,200 p.a.
28/10/2018 23:59

Islington is a lively, diverse area of London, offering an eclectic assortment of cultural activities, good transport services, and a vibrant feel. As a borough we are innovative, forward thinking, and committed to positive change.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service for a Child Protection Co-ordinator.

The successful applicant will need extensive knowledge of Child Protection Procedures and be expected to ensure that high quality services are being delivered to children, providing constructive challenge where needed.

As a CP Coordinator you will need to possess excellent chairing skills to confidently manage difficult meetings. The successful applicant will be able to ensure effective decisions are made for Children in Need, Children subject to a Child Protection Plan and Children Looked After and monitor those decisions in line with Working Together, London Child Protection Procedures and the Care Placement, Planning and Review Regulations.

Our Innovation Project – Islington listened to children, families and social worker staff in developing our vision for change. Our ‘Doing What Counts and Measuring What Matters’ Project is developing an evidence-based practice model which focuses on facilitating meaningful and sustainable change for families. Changes to the way we practice include:

• The adoption of an organisation wide motivational social work model of practice, which is underpinned by 7 elements: purposefulness, collaboration, empathy, autonomy, clarity of concerns, evocation and focus on the child throughout levels of practice;
• Protected caseloads in the frontline and reduced bureaucracy to allow intensive direct work with families in risk assessing and developing goal-based interventions;
• Development of evidence-based model for supervisions that reflects a more emotionally-intelligent style of management;
• Partnering with University of Bedfordshire to evaluate practice through impact (quality of practice delivered) and outcomes (difference it makes to the child and family);
• Regular reflective supervision and practice development opportunities to lead in spreading innovations and practice improvement.

The successful applicant will become a member of a well-established Independent Reviewing Team. The post holder is subject to enhanced DBS checks.

The benefits to this post include: good pension scheme and generous holidays, flexible working arrangements, a supportive management team and a great location near Finsbury Park and Arsenal tube station and Upper Street in Islington.

Closing date: Sunday 28th October 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: 14th, 20th and 21st November 2018

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tim Djavit, Service Manager, Safeguarding & Quality Assurance on 0207 527 8101.


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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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