Interim Assistant Director for Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance | £545.00 per day
Interim Assistant Director for Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance | £545.00 per day

Interim Assistant Director for Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance | £545.00 per day

Posted 2 weeks ago

Interim Assistant Director for Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance
Responsibilities:
• Lead the Adult Safeguarding and Adults Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Services and all social care staff.
• 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.
• Lead and drive 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. This requires advanced knowledge of national and international policies and their implications for practice and 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.
• 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.
• To 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 .
• Provide leadership to 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 Signs of Safety ethos at the heart of what the Council do.
• Be the Council’s 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.
• 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.
• Lead on supporting the Health and Care System in learning from serious care reviews, providing strategic leadership, embedding key learning and ensuring best practice.
• Work with partners to identify integration opportunities to enable more effective delivery of services within your portfolio. Lead strategic role in adult safeguarding will ensure continuous improvement that will make adults at risk in the Council safer.
• Work closely with 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.
• 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 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.
• Work with your DMT colleagues in the development of a new delivery model to meet the Council’s 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.
Key skills and experience:

Qualifications and Professional memberships
• Social Work qualification recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council.
• Master’s Degree and/or equivalent experience.
• Evidence of continued professional development.
• Relevant social work professional qualification and/or other related field.
• Demonstrable evidence of high performance and achievement at a senior level within a local authority and/or large, multifunctional organisation with comparable scope, size and complexity.
• In-depth knowledge and understanding of the major issues and specific challenges facing public sector.
• Comprehensive understanding of legislation, guidance, and national policy framework relevant to role for provision of services (e.g. MCA, DoLs, Care Act, MHA).
• Ability to inspire staff to deliver services with an emphasis on responsibility, accountability, community and health relationships.
• Demonstrate an ability to manage, over lengthy prolonged periods of time, emotionally demanding work that is frequently distressing and stressful and be able to support others commissioned to carry out such work.
• Demonstrable evidence of having successfully delivered service redesign / improvements, driving associated cultural change to embed the improvements whilst delivering savings.
• A track record of developing and interpretation of high-level strategies to tangible action and success on the ground.
• Evidence of harnessing the strengths and talents of people at all levels, in order to support them to realise their full potential and achieve common goals.
• A record of successful resource management, budget formulation, monitoring and control of the performance of human, financial and physical resources in a complex / political organisation.
• Evidence of successful multi-partner and/or commercial negotiations which have had a positive impact on communities and other stakeholders including staff.
• Evidence of providing sound professional advice to elected Members and building effective and productive political working relationships that enhance the delivery of the service.
• Evidence of having the self-confidence and perspective to facilitate open and honest relationships with the leadership team, staff and the wider public community in order to discuss and remove barriers to the effective delivery of services.
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all relevant social care specific legislation.
• Experience of system process improvement, implemented to create effective and better ways of working, aligned to customer purpose.
• Demonstrable evidence of effective engagement with a range of partners and stakeholders (including the media), to ensure the ongoing development of networks that foster personal and organisational credibility.
• Evidence of developing innovative approaches to meeting social care needs at a senior level.

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