Minute Taker

North London, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW359840_1558454828
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2019-05-21
  • Location: North London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-20
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have a fantastic new opportunity for an experienced Minute Taker to join the Children's Services team in North London.

To provide a range of high level minute taker support to Safeguarding meetings, ensuring that the meetings' operate as effectively as possible

The responsibilities of the Minute Taker includes:

Provide a comprehensive Conferencing service; taking detailed minutes at Child Protection Conferences, completing and typing these minutes accurately to set timescales, entering information on to the ICS database and sending these out to the relevant professionals, following Barnet's data protection policies

Provide administrative support to the Safeguarding Management team in respect of divisional, departmental and inter-agency work.

Review & implement administrative processes around the Child Protection/Safeguarding Service

Other administrative duties related to the Safeguarding Division

Liaise by telephone, correspondence and in person with colleagues in Barnet Council and other professionals from a variety of multi-agency settings, including Psychiatric/Pediatric Health, Legal Services, Education, Police Child Protection Team, Probation, to ensure effective organisation of case conferences and other inter-agency meetings

Attend and fully minute Pre-Birth, Initial, Review and Special CP Conferences to produce a concise, detailed and accurate record of the information presented, including contributions from specialists and from the parents and children. In addition to Conferences, Conference Administrators may also be required to attend and minute a range of other Safeguarding meetings

To undertake other duties which are in line with the basic objectives of the post and within the general level of responsibility of the post

Reproduction of reports relevant to the child protection Conference, to be produced in readiness of the meeting

To participate in the induction and training of new staff

To accurately record the discussion leading to a decision regarding Child Protection registration and, if applicable, to clearly identify the decisions and recommendations which form the basis of the Child Protection Plan

Minute takers will need a 60wpm+ typing speed. Minute takers will need to be able to type minutes in the CPC meeting with a 24 hour turnaround; minuting 2+ meetings per day

Minuting will not solely include Child Protection Conferences but a variety of other appropriate Safeguarding meetings (e.g. CIN meetings, Serious Incident meetings) Meetings may be held in a variety of venues, so ability to be mobile and travel is essential

Meeting & greeting professionals and parents and ensuring robust Data Protection policies are adhered to before sharing any confidential information.

Requirements of a Minute Taker:

  • 2 years recent experience within Local Authority, NHS, Police or Education
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • Excellent minute taking skills essential
  • GCSE mathematics and English - Grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Good ICT skills, in particular typing/Word
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Minute Taker

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