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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/04/2022.

Safeguarding Lead

Job Reference: J265-A-22-12448

Elysium Healthcare
Potters Bar
£45,000 + Benefits

Are you a Registered Social Worker looking for a career where you can make a difference? Join the established multidisciplinary team at Potters Bar Clinic as a Safeguarding Lead and be the reason why lives change for the better.

Working 37.5 hours a week alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will enjoy being a part of an environment that has a strong emphasis on teamwork as you provide care for young people with acute mental health needs and personality disorders in an established 24-hour care environment. The CAMHS Tier 4 Low Secure services are for young people aged 13–18.

With experience from the NHS or private sector, you will manage a caseload with a wide range of mental health conditions, this will see you plan and deliver interventions, social care assessments, formulations, care planning and will assist in the evaluation of suitable aftercare placements across the CAMHS service. You will provide advice/guidance for the service's, with supervision to junior Social Workers.

As the Safeguarding Lead, you will act as the point of contact with families and careers, this will see you lead and promote engagement within forums and events. You will ensure service users have access to independent advice on financial legal and advocacy matters.

You will monitor, identify and address themes, trends and social concerns through risk assessments, care plans and investigations to support the service user to continue to make viable plans for their future.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Other responsibilities:

  • Actively engage within the Clinical Governance of the hospital, attending meetings, providing feedback to others and working towards the agreed goals and objectives of the hospital
  • Lead on safeguard KPI, audits and reports
  • Contribute towards completion of patients CPA documents providing comprehensive assessment reports when required.
  • Liaise with departments across the service to ensure that reports and attendance by a representative are available for Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • To actively contribute/facilitate reflective practice for staff on Safeguarding matters and supervise junior members of the team
  • Attend Safeguarding meeting with LADA/ L’A
  • Act as the Designated Lead for Safeguarding for the Hospital, maintaining links with Safeguarding Lead/LADOproviding reports
  • To develop and maintain links between different agencies within local communities
  • Undertake investigations as directed by the Hospital Director/Clinical Services Manager

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Be A Registered Social Worker With The Health And Care Professions Council
  • Knowledge of Human Rights Act S8, Children Act 89,S17, S47, S31, S85, Mental Health Act 83, CAMHS S17, 117, S2, S3 and ADP Equality Race Act
  • Experience within a similar environment
  • Managerial experience

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £45,000, then to £50,000 after passing your probation
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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