Practice Auditor

Posted 3 days ago by Surrey County Council
Description

£44,838 per annum 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead KT22 7AH. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

The Audit and Practice Standards Team work closely with and alongside Frontline professionals, Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs, LADOs, and multi-agency partners in order to implement Practice Learning Framework and the countywide audit programme.

Auditing is crucial part of Surrey's Practice Learning Framework and is they key function of the Audit and Practice Standards Team.

The service is responsible for collating and reporting overall findings from this countywide monthly audit programme, and makes recommendations for improving practice that will in turn support improving outcomes for children. The Ofsted Monitoring Visit on 5th and 6th June 2019 commented on Surrey's renewed audit programme stating,

'..The LA has audited over 500 children's cases using an audit tool that invites an evaluative approach from first line managers completing the initial audits. The re-audits of the original audits and senior management moderations are slowly building a more accurate understanding of the quality and impact of social work practice. This is an ongoing, iterative and highly labour intensive programme and is a critical cornerstone of the LA's determined plans to achieve a sustained and widespread improvement in social work practice standards …'

The Practice Auditor role supports the management of the audit programme, through moderation, reporting on practice themes, and holding consultations with practitioners, managers, and Independent Reviewing Officers to ensure audit findings make a real impact on practice.

You must be able to recognise, evaluate, and support learning from practice by confidently applying legislation, practice standards, policy, and a strengths-based approach in order to achieve our drive to improve safeguarding services for children and families in Surrey.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within children and families in a Social Work capacity, with experience as a manager, and of quality assuring practice, and/or understanding of Ofsted preparation and requirements.
  • An ability to evaluate and critically analyse service delivery and outcomes for children and families.
  • Flexibility and interpersonal skills that allow you to work with every layer within the organisation from children, parents, multi-agency partners, frontline practitioners, and senior managers.
  • A Social Work degree / HCPC registration

    For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Reference: 39109544

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