Band 7 Safeguarding Facilitator
We are looking for a dynamic, self- motivated and creative person to join our safeguarding team, with the remit of supporting mental health staff in the delivery and embedding of safeguarding in clinical settings across the trust.
Applicants will be educated to degree level or have equivalent work experience and will have a practical knowledge of how to safeguard children, young people and adults with care and support needs. The post holder will be expected to deputise for the Safeguarding Named Nurses for Children, Adults and Domestic Abuse when required and will be expected to represent the trust at external multiagency meetings. They will also be expected to participate and cover training when necessary.
The position requires an excellent understanding of how mental health and safeguarding interrelate and also of the Mental Capacity Act in regard to safeguarding.
Applicants must have an up to date knowledge of local safeguarding processes and will need to have an awareness of the key issues related to domestic abuse and think family principles.
Experience of attending multi agency safeguarding and domestic abuse meetings would be advantageous.
The post holder will need excellent communication and organisational skills and will need to be able to work autonomously and at any location across the trust.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for the development of safeguarding practice to fulfil the organisation's statutory and contractual obligations. This role will include the provision of safeguarding advice and support and also of training.
The post holder will work pro-actively across all Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) sites, with local relevant networks of safeguarding professionals and with the Local Safeguarding Board/Partnership Training Sub Groups to promote effective safeguarding practice.
The post holder will be part of the BSMHFT Safeguarding Team and will be expected to deputise for the Safeguarding Named Nurses and other Safeguarding Facilitators when necessary.
The Post Holder will be expected to work within Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH) on a rotational basis and will also be expected to cover Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) when required to do so.
Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.
Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.
Job description Job responsibilities
For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.
Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
- Evidence of continuing professional development and training in safeguarding and domestic abuse
- Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience
- Current professional qualification (Nursing)
Knowledge and Experience Essential
- Significant experience of working in the field of safeguarding and domestic abuse.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the issues and legistation relating to child/adult safeguarding including the impact of domestic violence
- Experience of working with parents suffering from mental health/addiction problems and is able to reflect on the implications for the child and the family.
- Excellent inter-personal skills
- Report writing skills
Personal Qualities Essential
- Able to establish and develop effective working relationships across agency boundaries.
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