Child Safety Manager

Mercy Ships is seeking a Child Safety Manager responsible for the effective and efficient function of the Child Safety Program of Mercy Ships internationally, who reports to the General Counsel of Mercy Ships and to the Chair of the International Board of Mercy Ships.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Monitor reports of concerns about child safety from all operating locations of Mercy Ships, internationally.
  • Ensure the organization’s legal obligations to report to civil authorities are met in a timely manner.
  • Manage the Child Safety Program, to include:
    • Controlling related documents within the organization’s information management systems;
    • Controlling relevant records within the organization’s information management systems;
    • Monitoring the screening of applicants as performed by the Human Resources department;
    • Monitoring the training of staff and crew, including children, and national day volunteers as coordinated by the Learning and Development department;
    • Managing the response efforts to all reports of child safety concerns; unless otherwise directed by General Counsel.
    • Ensuring immediate safety steps for affected individuals are implemented at any location which reports active abuse or neglect;
    • Managing internal inquiry teams, including reviewing the team’s reports with senior management and/or the Board;
    • Coordinating member care with the organization’s Chaplains and external professional care providers as necessary;
    • Reporting internally as required;
    • Communicating with affected individuals as required;
    • Administering approved follow-up plans, including on-going member care and/or improvements to child safety program.
  • Liaise with the Child Safety and Protection Network, to include:
    • Representing the organization as a member in matters of governance of the network;
    • Responding to requests of the network members for assistance;
    • Making requests of network members for assistance as needed.
  • Research emerging trends in child safety; advise senior