Quality Assurance Manager – QARSS (Ref.1476)
We welcome discussion around work location and remote working with successful candidates, but you must be able to undertake some travelling as part of face-to-face service improvement functions, meeting with staff.
About the role
The post holder will lead on the reporting on the delivery of all relevant statutory functions and priorities in relation to child protection, children in need, children in care and care leavers activities and make recommendations to Children’s Services Leadership Team (CSLT) and Children’s Social Care Senior Management team (SMT) for practice development to ensure services are delivered effectively, efficiently and in line with DCC practice, standards and guidance and service specifications.
The post-holder will be singly responsible for sharing key messages and weaknesses in practice identified through the coordination of quality assurance with improvement leads and coordinating and overseeing the mapping of remedial improvement activity, training, workshops and learning circles to address shortfalls. The post-holder will oversee the implementation of improvement activity and be responsible for measuring impact of improvement activity on improving SW practice across children’s’ services.
Within the Quality Assurance, Reviewing and Safeguarding Service (QARSS) we work hard to ensure that children, their families and partners contribute to the planning through their participation in child centred conferences. We ensure that we provide a consistent approach to conferencing as well as undertaking quality assurance throughout the whole child protection planning process.
You will be an excellent, experienced and confident social work practitioner with good communication skills who is wanting to join a team of likeminded practitioners who are working together to improve service provision. You will have supervised social workers and understand the demands of operational teams and are wanting to join a team who together have a positive impact on children, their families and those who work with them provide leadership through support and challenge.
Flexible working opportunities, including part-time hours, flexitime and homeworking (subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at interview)
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Emmy Tomsett on 07890 033299 or email Emmy.Tomsett@Devon.gov.uk
Care / support worker, Managerial, Social worker - Children
Devon County Council Local Government