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Safeguarding Practitioner

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Be part of something good. This is an excellent time to join the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust who has been awarded Mental Health Provider of the Year in the HSJ Awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to transform care for the populations we serve whilst maximising safeguarding from a 'think family' approach integral to all of our services.

You will be a registered professional with a passion for safeguarding underpinned with excellent working knowledge of the appropriate legislation including adults and children. You will work in an integrated safeguarding role working to maximise safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults. The role encompasses working within a busy duty desk, support to staff on safeguarding matters, support with organising and facilitating training.

Main duties of the job

To be accountable for the delivery of high quality safeguarding services in an integrated safeguarding team, to provide safeguarding and organisational leadership, ensuring the delivery of evidence based safeguarding interventions and practice for both adult and child.

To continue to demonstrate specialist skills in practice and provide support and advice re: service development and the delivery of care in partnership with service users, carers, staff, managers and other agencies, across a number of teams.Responsible for achieving key performance indicators for the service's safeguardingdelivery.

Accountable to the Named Professional for Safeguarding you will work within the Trust safeguarding team and work collaboratively with clinical teams and external partners across the geography of the Trust. You will work as part of the team delivering specialist safeguarding training to all Trust staff, in line with the intercollegiate documents for children and adults. The post would be suited to a Band 5 or above.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification to degree level or Diploma level.
  • Current registration on the NMC. Social Work England register.
  • Advanced/expert clinical qualification.
  • Adult Teaching qualification.
Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Working Together, Childrens Act 1989, Care Act 2014
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified service area.
  • Standard IT skills
  • Vulnerable Adults legislation relevant to the service area
  • Evidence of project work that has had a positive impact on service delivery
  • Detailed understanding of all current Vulnerable Adult legislation
  • Evidence of contribution to research
  • Evidence of policy implementation and development
  • Working knowledge of Social Care/Health data bases
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Demonstrable experience of recent working in the specific field where the post is held.
  • Able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced level.
  • Evident of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the service area to specialist level of post-graduate diploma or equivalent knowledge/experience learning
  • Evident of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development.
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation.
  • To network locally and regionally
  • A breadth of professional practice including specialising in the field where the post is held
  • Development of continued knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multiprofessional and multi-agency partnerships.
  • Experience of working within an integrated team.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Good time management skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive.
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedure in order to effectively lead and manage others
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity.
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally.
  • Be able to demonstrate working within a team and in a multi-agency approach.
Effort and Environment Essential
  • Ability to commute between the various sites
  • Requirement for frequent concentration e.g. assessments. The work will be unpredictable
  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances.
  • Some exposure hazards e.g. verbal aggression, bodily fluids.

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