Inspection Registration Manager Early Years Inspectorate x 4 posts

National   Permanent
Closing Date: 21/08/2017 12:00   Other
Salary:  See Description for Details


Job Description

The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of services for the development, welfare and protection of children and the support of families ever undertaken in Ireland. It is an ambitious move which brings together some 4,000 staff who were previously employed within Children and Family Services of the Health Service Executive, the National Educational Welfare Board and the Family Support Agency.

The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:
•Child Welfare and Protection Services, including family support services
•Family Resource Centres and associated national programmes
•Early years (pre-school) Inspection Services
•Educational Welfare responsibilities including School completion programmes and Home School Liaison
•Domestic, sexual and gender based violence services
•Services related to the psychological welfare of children

Further information is available on www.tusla.ie

The Early Years Inspectorate is responsible for the supervision and the inspection of all prescribed Early Years Inspectorate under Part 12 of the Child & Family Agency Act 2013.
The person appointed to this post will work within the Quality Assurance Directorate: Early Years Inspectorate.

The Inspection Registration Manager, will be responsible for the implementation of the requirements of Part 12 of the Child & Family Agency Act 2013. The post holder will be responsible for a geographical area and will manage and support the inspection and administrative team in that area.

Job Objectives

•Manage the statutory inspections of Early Years Inspectorate in their operational area.
•Manage the investigation of complaints received in respect of all registered Early Years Services in collaboration with the registration office.
•Monitor performance and attainment of performance indicators in their operational area against benchmarks set by the National Office.
•Work closely with the National Manager and Early Years management team, Inspectors and others as appropriate.
•Liaise as appropriate with the NGO (Non-Government Organisations) sector, service providers and the other statutory bodies in relation to service improvement.
•Line management of Early Years Inspection Team.
•Oversee the planning of Inspection Schedules.
•Lead, motivate, support and supervise teams of inspectors to deliver high quality inspections that promote the safeguarding and well-being of children.
•Ensure quality assurance processes are in place that support the delivery and implementation of an effective inspection service.
•Manage external relationships with other regulatory bodies and key stakeholders
•Provide editorial oversight, guidance and advice to inspectors regarding the production of Inspection Reports and ensure all reports are prepared to the highest standards for public dissemination.
•Ensure compliance with all relative HR policies, procedures and guidelines.
•Take a lead role in the implementation of all policy, procedures and Standard Operating Procedures as agreed by the National Office.
•Assist the Senior Management Team and the Early Years Management team within the Early Years Inspectorate in the programme of service improvement of the National Early Years Inspection Services
•Convene regional interagency meetings to identify impediments at local and regional levels to the effective and efficient progress of the inspection service.
•Ensure and maintain all data collection as a basis for driving high quality statistics and database.
•Be responsible for and maintain the areas register.
•Monitor and evaluate service provision.
•Be responsible for the overall management and performance of work activity within the designated Early Years’ service area in keeping with good professional practice and subject to agreed policy directives and priorities.
•Ensure the implementation of current and evolving legislation, policies and procedures, guidelines, protocols and standardised operation procedures.
•Provide professional leadership in the delivery of a high quality service.
•Ensure anti-discriminatory practice and cultural competence, at individual and service levels.
•Ensure the provision of appropriate professional supervision to all relevant staff in your area.
•Avail of appropriate supervision to ensure own on-going competency to supervise other staff.

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post.

Skills Required

Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following:

•A relevant professional qualification which can include psychology, social care, education, social work, nursing or other relevant qualifications at level 8 or above.
•Experience of planning and managing performance, policy implementation and delivering results within a complex multi stakeholder environment
•Experience of inspection or quality assurance models.
•Experience, understanding and knowledge of inter-agency, cross sectoral and multidisciplinary working.
•Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.

A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good

Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant within the meaning of the Public Services Superannuation Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age.

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