Child Care & Play Services Inspector

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Job title: Child Care & Play Services Inspector 

Organisation: Care Inspectorate Wales 

Location: South east and south west Wales

Hours: Full time, but open to candidates who wish to work on a part time job share basis

Salary: £29,100 

Closing date: 4.00pm 14 May 2018 

The primary task of an Inspector is to ensure that regulated care services provide good quality, safe care and to encourage and drive improvement.  Inspectors have the opportunity to use their knowledge and skills to safeguard and protect the well being of people using regulated services and to gather information about outcomes for people. This can be used by CIW in its evaluation of local councils and for informing policy development.

Inspectors will be responsible to a Team Manager. They will have a critical function to perform to ensure the effective and timely delivery of CIW’s core responsibilities across the full spectrum of Childcare and Play services.

Key tasks:

  • Maintaining oversight and management of a caseload of childcare and play services, ensuring the required inspections take place, monitoring levels of risk, assessing incoming concerns and ensuring all records are kept up to date.
  • Carrying out inspections in line with an agreed programme, observing and reporting on the well-being of people using the service, identifying and monitoring areas of non compliance, raising and responding to safeguarding concerns.
  • Taking responsibility for following and progressing actions in relation to services of concern and liaising with other key stakeholders including commissioners, other regulatory bodies and safeguarding leads.
  • Preparing and undertaking civil enforcement activity including drafting statutory notices and inspections of providers/services of concern.
  • Collating, providing evidence to and attending Care Standard Tribunal hearings. 
  • Working with managers to contribute to the setting and achieving of organisational performance objectives, including both quantitative and qualitative measures.
  • Ensuring effective communication across the team to ensure that good practice is shared and areas of concern reported.
  • Contributing to the development and improvement of practice to ensure robust, consistent regulatory standards where issues of diversity and equality are fully addressed and integrated.
  • Keep up to date with changes in legislation, guidance, and policies, procedures and best practice development.
  • Ensuring the development of and ongoing effective engagement with other stakeholders including people who use services and carers.
  • Preparing correspondence in relation to specific issues raised about services.
  • Maintaining accurate records management including the use of CaSSI.
  • Take responsibility for own performance management and own professional development and seek appropriate development opportunities in accordance with the Welsh Government’s performance management process and in discussion with the team manager. 

 

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