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Local Authority Designated Officer

Job reference: HQ00091079
Up to £1.00 per hour + To be confirmed
Social Worker


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Local Authority Designated Officer to work full-time in Medway. The ideal candidates will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work Practice and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this locum Social Work job is to be confirmed and is a 3-month contract.

- To support the Senior Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) by investigating and managing allegations against people who work in paid employment or who are in voluntary work with children and young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity across Medway.
- To contribute to the operation of a LADO professional consultation service, providing advice and information to staff within Medway Council and partner agencies and organisations regarding allegations management and safe employment in order to maximise the safety and welfare of children and young people.
- To ensure that the child or young person's voice is heard and that they and their family appropriately participate in the investigative process relating to allegations management and that the child or young person's interests are paramount.
- To ensure that investigations and associated actions to protect a child or young person are implemented in a timely manner.

Requirements of the Social Worker:
- Degree or equivalent in social work
- Current HCPC registration
- A minimum of 2 years' post qualifying UK experience
- Experience within Children Social Work

This Social Work job is advertised by Rob King; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting Kellie Thorndyke. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.