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Practice Improvement and Quality Assurance Officer

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/278984
  • Published: Mon 13/05/2024, 11:33 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,474 - £51,515 - pay award pending
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Halton Children’s Social Care Service is looking for an exceptional Social Work practitioner or Manager to undertake the role of Practice Improvement and Quality Assurance Officer

Halton prides itself on developing a reflective and learning culture for colleagues, that aspires to support children and families to stay together safely.

Working closely with the Head of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance and the Social Work Academy the post holder will support the development of the quality of the service's audit activity as a key driver to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families.  The post holder will undertake qualitative audits of practice within Early Help and Children’s Social Care and will lead and participate in key aspects of quality assurance activity providing independent and accountable evaluation of practice and outcomes against legal frameworks, practice standards and good practice.

These objectives will be delivered through audit activity, moderation of the quality of audits to ensure accuracy and the identification of strengths and learning, writing reports on findings and presenting these to varying audiences of managers and practitioners, and through the delivery of training in relation to audit activity. 

Halton is a small Local Authority situated in the Cheshire region with transport links to M56, M57, M62 and M6 making us the ideal location for those who live within Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and North Wales. We offer a flexible approach to working, up to 36 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a supportive environment and a strong passionate workforce.

You will be aspirational for children, families and workforce and be able to prioritise your work to meet competing deadlines. You will have experience of audit and quality assurance and improvement planning and a proven  ability to use these to drive up practice standards.

 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Susanne Leece, 0151 511 7269 or Katherine Appleton, 0151 511 6802

 

Interviews will be held on 21st June 2024

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you – resourcing@halton.gov.uk

 

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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/278984
  • Published: Mon 13/05/2024, 11:33 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,474 - £51,515 - pay award pending
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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