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Independent Reviewing Officer (G412)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
12/04/2017
Advert End Date:
03/05/2017 12:00
Salary:
£35,444 - £37,306 this post attracts an additional Recruitment and Retention Payment of £1,852
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
162033
Employment Location:
Middlesbrough

Job details 

Closing date:
3 May


Further information

Reference: G412

Department: Quality and Standards

Service Area: Children’s Services

Salary: £35,444 - £37,306 this post attracts an additional Recruitment and Retention Payment of £1,852

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contractual Status: Permanent

We are looking to recruit a full-time Independent Reviewing Officer within our Review and Development Unit to enhance the safeguarding expertise and increase its capacity to ensure our most vulnerable children receive the best possible service and outcomes. The successful candidates will ensure the provision of an effective reviewing system aimed at improving life chances for children.

The successful candidate will be responsible for chairing reviews for young people and children who are Looked After, including adoptive placements, they will also have a key role in monitoring the effectiveness and implementation of plans. As an Independent Reviewing Officer you will also be required to assist with other daily functions of the Review and Development Unit which includes chairing child protection conferences in line with current Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures. You will need to adhere to timescales, practice guidance and policies. The role requires you to undertake audits and provide a quality assurance role for social work practice.

The remit will include contribution to the effective delivery of services for young people in the Looked After and Child Protection System in meeting service objectives and quality standards together with work directed by the Head of Quality, Standards and Initial Response.

The successful candidate will have:

• Extensive relevant experience in childcare
• Professional qualification CQSW/DipSW/SCC/Degree in Social Work
• The ability to work as part of a team to ensure the effective delivery of the service
• A sound knowledge of Social and Child Care Legislation, Safeguarding and Inter- Agency policies and procedures and current development in children’s services

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 by 12 noon.

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