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Advanced Practitioner Safeguarding and Quality Assurance team

  • Job reference: 0806020174
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Service care solutions are looking for an experienced Advanced Practitioner to Join Bedford in their Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Team on a Locum basis!

Purpose of the Role:
The focus of the role is to deliver the Local Authority's exploitation and missing operational functions. This will mean attending all local and pan-Beds exploitation meetings. Being the Local Authority's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for exploitation and missing. Working directly with young people at risk of exploitation or who go missing.
This is a hands-on role, so as well as working with young people you will be working with a multi-agency professional network.

*To attend all local and pan-Beds missing and exploitation meetings.

*To be the SPOC for Bedford Borough for missing and exploitation.

*To undertake some return interviews for young people that have been missing.

*To monitor the missing / exploitation data.

*Notify the Team Manager or the case responsible Social Worker any changes in a client's needs or circumstances, requiring the need for further social work assessment or intervention

*To maintain full and accurate records in accordance with departmental procedures and to ensure Quality Assurance requirements are met

*To participate in supervision.

*To ensure that services are provided in accordance with the department's equal opportunities standards and that the child's/young person's diversity is acknowledged and respected

*To represent the department in appropriate meetings and forums

*To ensure that services are provided in accordance with departmental standards and objectives of Quality Assurance, with due regard to health and safety requirements

What you will need to apply?
-Registered with HCPC / Relevant Qualifications
-Experienced at AP Level
-Previous Experience working within a Exploitation setting / or missing functions
-Previous Experience Working as a SPOC (single point of contact)
-Car Driver / Access to own transport

Interim Contact details:
Length of contract - 3 months min - possibly longer
Pay Rate - Negotiable
Hours - 37 hours per week
location - Bedford Borough Hall, * home working available or touch down locations*
Title - Advanced Practitoner (Qualified Social worker)
Start Date - ASAP

If you are interested in the roles above, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Louise Rutter at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email We offer £250 for any referrals!!

Benefits of working with Service care solutions
Free Payroll Service*
SCS will fund the £9 a week fee via ARCH Umbrella company! if you secure a Qualified Social worker role.
Candidate Referral Bonus
SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!
(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)
Find your own job bonus
SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency you must be placed in the role for 4weeks before payment can be made!
Permanent Qualified Social Worker Bonus*
If you are placed in to a permanent position by SCS we will pay £250 after you have completed 12 weeks in the role!
Subsidised training
SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development

Loyalty Reward Scheme
SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS.