An exciting position has become available within the PII Business Support Team for an experienced minute taker as part of the child protection conference process. As a Child Protection Administrator, primarily you will be responsible for providing a minute taking service for child protection conferences alongside other professional multi-agency meetings. The role will require you to set up meetings using Microsoft Teams and email professionals and family members using Microsoft Outlook. You will then produce an accurate record of the discussion using Microsoft Word and record this within our children’s record system, Azeus. Child protection conferences are held daily therefore, this post requires minute taking to be undertaken on a frequent basis and a strong emphasis on the ability to time management is required.
Other duties may include support tasks to other areas of the PII Business Support Team, providing multi agency updates via email, electronic file management, answering email enquiries, financial assistance to the wider team and data analysis.
The Right Candidate
It is desirable that the successful applicant has relevant experience of working in a Children’s Social Care environment and be confident in dealing with sensitive and distressing issues.
It is essential that applicants have minute taking experience.
This post requires travelling to other locations within the East Riding area therefore it is essential that applicants have a full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes.
You must have a good standard of education (Maths & English to GCSE standard or equivalent) and excellent keyboard skills ideally to RSA Stage II Typing/Word Processing or equivalent. You should be enthusiastic and committed to providing a high-quality service were communication skills are essential, as is the ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive material.
Why work for East Riding
We really value our colleagues and it is our fundamental belief that our staff are the most important asset in fulfilling our responsibility to provide a quality service to children, young people and their families. We therefore want to invest in you and your development, all staff receive support and guidance through our Effective Practice Academy where you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge.
We care about your career and will help you to identify your own goals and work with you to support you to achieve that within East Riding. At East Riding there are excellent training opportunities with personal access to Community Care Inform and Regional and National Forums.
Our practitioners describe East Riding as ‘a family’; we really value our relationships with each other, with the families we support, and our partner agencies. We offer flexible working approaches because we want you to be able to enjoy your own family time and we know that this is important to our staff. We listen to what our colleagues are telling us and work hard to respond and make a difference – in East Riding we are so committed to this that we have a Principal Social Worker for those who are social work qualified and a Principal Practice Lead for our practitioners who are not, who champion the frontline voice across the service.
Take a look at our recruitment web pages and our Children’s Social Care information page for a full range of benefits and support.
‘You can, I can, We can’
We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire CYPSSS and owned by our workforce.
We remain committed to Signs of Safety as a practice framework, but this will be set within a much wider, values based, model of practice that clearly connects Signs of Safety much more clearly with the East Riding value base, and our overall approach to making and sustaining relationships with children, families and communities.
Without a well embedded model, there is nothing to centre our practice on to ensure that, while the work may be different, all of our teams are grounded in the same values, beliefs, theories and approaches. Having a well-developed practice model helps to create a common language for the service and enables everyone to understand how we go about doing the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons for children and their families.
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The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.
The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.
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