Assistant Director for Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance

Posted 05 June 2024
Salary Up to £545.00 per day
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Work & Care
ContactJames Carr

Job description

Opus People Solutions on behalf of Suffolk County Council have an exciting opportunity for a Assistant Director for Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance to join thier team.

This role will be hybrid with 2 days in the office based at Endeavour House, Ipswich.

As Assistant Director for Safeguarding and Quality Assurance, you will lead our Adult Safeguarding and Adults Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Services as well as act as the lead social work professional for all social care staff. You will provide advice, guidance and supporting to the Director of Adult Social Care on practice and risk to ensure our services meet all adult social care legal requirements. You will also be responsible for leading and driving quality assurance and practice development, ensuring the continuing improvement of practitioner skill and experience across the ASCS workforce in preparation for the new CQC inspection framework. To do so you will have advanced knowledge of national and international policies and their implications for practice. You will have in-depth knowledge on how to lead the implementation of these national guidelines and how to audit and assure the effectiveness and quality of services across all healthcare services against quality standards.

You will lead assurance for DMT, SAB and Regulatory Bodies in relation to safeguarding governance, practice and discharge of statutory duties and will lead best practice and compliance with MCA/LPs legislation. An immediate focus of this role will be to take the DMT lead on the Liberty Protection Safeguard (LPS) changes, leading and driving the required practice, structural and technology requirements. You will be the Councils strategic lead on; inputting to the national consultation, leading the delivery of new and updated policy, ensuring training and guidance and quality assurance processes are in place, communications with the Public, Providers and Partners is planned and delivered and ICT systems are developed, continuously improving . Your leadership will foster a positive culture of change that best enables practitioners to extend their skill, experience and flexibility to adapt to changing nature of demand in our services, with our Signs of Safety ethos at the heart of what we do.

You will be the councils lead officer of Local Safeguarding Boards/Partnerships in place, offering strategic oversight of the health and social care agenda for this arrangement and develop collaborative and effective relationships with key statutory partners. You will lead on the provision of expert advice, specialist supervision, coaching or support, for senior staff and managers involved in complex situations, assessment and management of risk, case conferences, police or legal interviews and court appearances. You will take the lead on supporting the Suffolk Health and Care System in learning from serious care reviews, providing strategic leadership, embedding key learning and ensuring best practice. You will work with partners to identify integration opportunities to enable more effective delivery of services within your portfolio. Your lead strategic role in adult safeguarding will ensure continuous improvement that will make adults at risk in Suffolk safer.

You will also work closely with County Councillors, the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT), and Health Leadership to develop and deliver the council's political and strategic agendas and to assume both individual responsibility for leading specific projects and programmes within these. You will work collaboratively with ASC Management Team to ensure services are delivered or commissioned flexibly for the benefit of individuals with social care needs and family carers.

System leadership will be an essential part of the role as integration with health and public sector partners, voluntary sector and care sector partners is they key components of transforming service delivery, ensuring health and social care systems are as integrated and effective as possible for service users.

As a leader, you will be expected to promote the county council's vision, objectives and priorities effectively to staff, partners and the public and inspire others by role modelling our organisational values at all times. You will promote a culture of fostering innovation, value for money and outcome-based customer focus.

You will work with your DMT colleagues in the development of a new delivery model to meet our transformation challenges, ensuring all business in your portfolio is aligned to this framework and you will take responsibility for the development of a Signs of Safety (SoS) practice culture within ASC, modelling SoS through your leadership approach.

Suffolk County Council's WE ASPIRE values: Wellbeing, Equality, Achieve, Support, Pride, Innovate, Respect and Empower.
The mission is to make a positive difference for Suffolk; committed to working together, striving to improve, and securing the best possible services.

Suffolk County Council's Ambitions based on the council's objectives as laid out in our Corporate Strategy for 2022-26 - Our Ambitions"

If you are a Social Worker with at least 5 years experience a Master's Degree or equivalent experience and this is the role for you then we would love to hear from you.