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Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO - Children's Services

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services
Team Manager
£24.34 per hour
Job Ref:

Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO - Children's Services - Wakefield - £24.34ph

Our client in West Yorkshire have a vacancy available in their children services team as a Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO! This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a career change and motivated by making a difference. 

Benefits as a Local Authority Designated Officer:
  • Very supportive authority
  • Free staff parking
  • Good geographical location
  • Fantastic pay rate
About the role as a Local Authority Designated Officer:
  • Provide a comprehensive safeguarding service
  • Provide professional expert advice and guidance to colleagues and partner agencies in safeguarding children and young people.
  • Liaise internally and externally and work with colleagues from other agencies to ensure children and young people are safeguarded.
  • Maintain properly documented case files, records and information. Prepare standard reports as required.
  • Carry out all duties with an awareness and understanding of the Safeguarding requirements within area of responsibility.
  • Proactively develop professional knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Act in accordance with all policies and procedures which apply to the job and understand the reasons for this.
  • Contribute to the Strategic Development of the Service / Undertake service planning and service review activities.
  • Represent the service at departmental / other agency working parties
  • Good knowledge of child protection legislation and procedures; including procedures for dealing with allegations against professionals.
  • Ability to plan, design and develop and deliver specialist child protection training packages to supplement the existing off the shelf packages.
  • Good communication skills with parents/carer's/ young people and professionals.
  • Ability to work to and meet deadlines.
  • Evidence of political awareness.
Why Liquid Personnel?

New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly 
Twice weekly payroll 
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
“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 *

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 235 6975
Contact: Kory Wah

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