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Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Interim Management
Team Manager
South West
£40 per hour
Job Ref:

Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO - Reading - £40 p/h
An exciting opportunity has become available for a experienced Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO / Team Manager to join a Children & Families team in the Civic offices, Reading. As a Local Authority Designated Officer you will be completing crisis and high risk work. You must also possess strong assessment and child protection experience and be able to work on your own initiative.    
As a LADO you will benefit from:  
  • Supportive management team 
  • Potential for long term contracts
  • Excellent rates of pay 
  • Free access to online training
  • Free access to My Liquid Rewards   
As a Local Authority Designated Officer you will have experience of:  
  • Substantial post qualifying experience in child protection, including as a manager within a statutory children's social care service.
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively manage complex child protection and safeguarding cases and issues.
  • Experience of clear risk assessment and management in child protection.
  • Have extensive experience of chairing strategy meetings and other complex meetings, in order to achieve improved outcomes for children.
  • Ability to work positively and effectively with all internal and external colleagues.
  • Recent experience of managing Child Protection cases and providing oversight and direction. 
  • Previous line management responsibility. 
  • Confidence in making threshold decisions. 
  • Previous Multi agency safeguarding experience. 
  • Confident in co-ordination multi-agency information gathering and high level assessment skill in signposting families.    
You MUST be:
  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Full UK License holder   
 Why Liquid Personnel?

Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
Free DBS and compliance service
Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
Networking opportunities at numerous candidate events
“Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place
“Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us
Twice weekly payroll
Free social work training events and CPD webinars
Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 234 9787
Contact: Leo Smith

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