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Senior Safeguarding Practitioner

NORTHCOTT - Parramatta, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


About Northcott

Northcott is a not-for-profit disability services provider that works with customers to realise their potential. As a registered NDIS provider, we employ close to 2500 staff and provide personalised service to over 14000 people with disability, their families and carers each year.

About the role

As the Senior Safeguarding Practitioner, you will provide organisational leadership through promoting a culture of safeguarding and best practice in the prevention and response to abuse and neglect of our customers (both adults and children with disability).

Your objective will be to support Northcott's Quality and Safeguarding obligations for the organisation, including legislated reporting requirements. You will be part of a team that provides services including safeguarding, training, and sexuality and relationship counselling and education.

What we are looking for

  • Strong commitment to the rights of people with disability
  • Extensive demonstrated experience managing the response to abuse and neglect of vulnerable people, including the ability to conduct and lead critical investigations
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant professional field
  • Knowledge of legislation and reporting obligations regarding vulnerable adults and children
  • Demonstrated ability to promote best practice models of delivery across a variety of service types, including adherence to person-centred and strength based approaches
  • Initiative, flexibility, effective time management skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
  • NSW Working With Children Check
  • NDIS Worker Check

In this role you will

  • Be part of, as well as mentor, the Safeguarding and Response team
  • Support the organisation in ensuring an appropriate and timely response to all concerns or allegations of any form of adult and child abuse or neglect
  • Conduct internal investigations and advise on the required course of action
  • Ensure provision of expert advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative solutions
  • Fulfil reporting obligations to the NSW Quality & Safeguards Commission and other relevant external authorities

For a full list of duties, please see the position description below

What you get in return?

  • Work for a leading disability services provider who offers a family friendly workplace
  • Opportunities for learning and development - grow your career
  • A supportive and collaborative team
  • Employment benefits including salary packaging, service recognition, flu vax, corporate discounts with BUPA, NRMA, CommBank, Fitness Passport, EAP.

The closing date for applications is 8 March 2021

For a confidential discussion about this position please contact John Adcock on 0437 691 458

Position Description.

Parramatta, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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