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Independent Reviewing Officer, Grade 13 (3 posts)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
15/03/2017
Advert End Date:
29/03/2017 23:59
Salary:
£36,937 - £40,619 p.a. pro-rata (Grade 13) - subject to 1% pay award from 1st April
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
160916
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham or any Council building where required
Post Number:
AHS/17/75 (EXT)

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Mar


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Further information

Vacancy Reference Number: AHS/17/75 (EXT)

The Quality and Review Team currently have an opportunity for three full-time permanent vacancies in our well-established and experienced team of Independent Reviewing Officers.

You will be responsible for the independent chairing of all statutory review meetings of children subject to Child Protection Plans and children who are Looked After. You will also be required to chair Foster Care reviews, and other complex meetings. In addition you will contribute to a range of local and national performance monitoring and development agendas, helping to ensure those children most at risk achieve the best possible outcomes.

Commitment to helping maintain the existing excellent standards of the Quality and Review team, in meeting our statutory responsibilities is essential.

The successful candidates must be qualified Child Care Social Workers, have a minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience in child protection and some managerial/supervisory experience.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity and Durham County Council reserves the right to contact your present employer and any previous employer.

The post for which you are applying is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, so all criminal convictions must be stated, with dates. Failure to do so will disqualify the candidate from the appointment and, if appointed, may render the individual liable to immediate dismissal without notice. Thus, the successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Enhanced level check.

Required qualifications: Final professional Social Care qualification to diploma level - Diploma in Social Work or equivalent. HCPC Registration.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Jac Tyler on 03000 262155

Interviews will be held on 18th April 2017.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrAHS@durham.gov.uk

Anyone currently listed on the Durham County Council (DCC) Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the Alternative Employment Team at AlternativeEmployment@durham.gov.uk.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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