Quality Officer

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Main Purpose Children and Young People’s Social Care’s require two Quality Officers to support the Access to Resources Team (ART) in assuring the quality of the market (Fostering, Residential, Leaving Care and services for disabled children) and that provision is safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well led and that Children and Young People’s outcomes are being met. The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE standard (5 A-C grades) or have an equivalent level of proven experience relevant to the requirements of the post and have experience of working operationally/ directly with children, young people and/or with families coupled with a good working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, best practice guidance and key national policy drivers in health and social care. Candidates are required to have: Experience of working in regulated settings and the ability to ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements relating to quality standards, systems and processes Ability to provide guidance and advice to service providers to develop good practice to comply with quality standards A good understanding of market oversight and quality assurance functions High level of written/oral skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to present information and findings to a wide range of audiences Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to develop relationships, with both service providers and key stakeholders and people who use the services. Be motivated, and able to work on own initiative and plan and organise own workload Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing demands to meet the needs of the service Ability and willingness to travel inside and outside the borough when required Why work in Liverpool: World class culture, media and sport offers One of the world’s most distinctive and creative cities, in top 40 visitor destinations in the world European Capital of Culture in 2008 – massive range of events planned for 2018 celebrations Visitor economy £4.3bn, welcomed over 62m visitors and supports over 51,500 jobs World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest harbour Our vision for children, young people and families is: All our children and young people enjoy the best possible quality of life and reach their full potential The new Director and his team are committed to supporting and motivating an experienced, stable and skilled workforce to ensure we deliver this vision for our children and families.