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Risk Outside the Home (ROTH) Conference Chair

About the role

Are you an experienced Social Worker known for building excellent relationships? Do you work with the child’s voice at the centre of everything you do? 

We’re looking for either a full time (37 hours) or two part-time (18.5 hours) Risk Outside the Home (ROTH) Conference Chair’s to join us on a permanent basis.

We’re in the process of implementing new contextual safeguarding processes to support children at risk in the community, where all children and young people assessed as being at significant risk of harm will be subject to a multi-agency ROTH Conference.

Supported by the Service Manager for Independent Chair’s, you will be taking the lead on both chairing ROTH Safeguarding Conferences and creating multi-agency ROTH Safeguarding Plans.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Janet Farr, Service Manager by emailing or via telephone on 07748333596.

Interviews will be held in person, at Scott House in Huntingdon, on 5th August.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

What will you be doing?

As the ROTH Chair, you will have a critical and central role in working with families and the multi-agency group to ensure the voice of the child is heard and fully considered. You will be chairing multi-agency Risk Outside The Home (ROTH) Conferences with children, young people and their parents, in line with Cambridgeshire County Council’s newly implemented processes.

You will be responsible for ensuring all plans devised during the conference are evidence based, child focused, aspirational and are achievable within the child’s time frame to support reducing all risk from extra familial harm.

In addition, you’ll also be responsible for chairing Community Contextual Risk Review Meetings in which multi-agency plans will be agreed to increase safety in relation to contexts identified of concern, such as locations, peer groups or adults that pose a risk.

You’ll work closely with Social Workers and partner agencies in matters relating to risk in the community, where you’ll likely need to liaise with Child Protection Conference Chairs and attend Child Protection Conferences, providing a level of specialism and expertise to the conference in terms of resources available to support the child or young person and their family.

About you

As a qualified and registered Social Worker, you’ll be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge on the risk of harm to children from the community. You will have experience in working with children and their families and experience of multi-agency working.

You’ll be able to work independently while managing your own workload, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of key stakeholders.

You must also have the ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide independently.

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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