Child Welfare Officer: Glasgow Devils

  • To work with other professionals to identify children at risk and ensure all staff are appropriately qualified and experienced to work with children.
  • Speak with children, families and carers to assess their needs and investigate reported concerns and allegations where necessary and inform other professional agencies and services if required.

Contract Type: Fixed Term, 1 Year (01.07.2020 until 01.07.2021)
Salary: Voluntary
Reports to: Club Chairman

Duties & Key Responsibilities

  • Implement monitor and review the child protection policy and procedures to ensure they remain current, fit for purpose and comply with SGB guidelines and regulations
  • Encourage good practice by promoting and championing the child protection policy and procedures.
  • Regularly report to the Management/Committee/Board.
  • Raise awareness of the Club Child Protection Officer role to parents/carers, adults, and children involved in the club.
  • Raise awareness of the Code of Conduct for working with children to parents/carers, adults and children involved in the club.
  • Challenge behaviour which breaches the Code of Conduct.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of child protection by liaising with the SGB Child Protection Officer, attending relevant training or events and subscribing to the Safeguarding in Sport newsletter.
  • Organise/signpost appropriate training for all adults working/volunteering with children in the club.
  • Respond appropriately to disclosures or concerns which relate to the wellbeing of a child. Where required liaise with the SGB Child Protection Officer and/or statutory agencies and ensure they have access to all necessary information and maintain confidential records of reported cases and action taken.

Skills / Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of legislation relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection and ability to devise and implement policies and procedures
  • The ability to engage constructively with, and relate to, a wide range of young people and their families/carers.
  • Identifying potential barriers to learning and jointly engage in strategies to overcome these barriers.
  • Excellent organisational skills

Desirable

  • Ability to assess and review young people and family circumstances and plan appropriate responses, drawing on external advice and expertise where necessary.
  • Specialist knowledge in psychology

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of working as Child Protection Officer
  • A proven track record in working with young people, and the ability to see a child’s need holistically.
  • An ability to understand children’s needs and to gain insights into how they think and feel.
  • Significant experience in behaviour management
  • Experience of working closely with pupils and parents/carers to resolve problems effectively.
  • Experience of developing, delivering and evaluating training.

Desirable

  • Experience in devising personal development plans and goalsetting.
  • Experience of working with children with disabilities and knowledge of inclusion methods

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • First aid training
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children
  • In Safe Hands: Child Protection Officer Training

Desirable

  • Professional Social Work Qualification, for example, CQSW, CSS, DipSW or Degree in Social Work
  • Sports Coaching experience 

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to maintain a safe, calm, professional approach to safeguarding issues.
  • The ability to relate well to both children and adults.
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Trustworthy & honest
  • High energy
  • Ability to travel to various sites. Full driving licence, use of car with business insurance.

How to apply:

Please send a CV by email to: contact@glasgowdevils.co.uk
Closing date: 01/06/2020

Date published: 11 May 2020
Date updated: 11 May 2020

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