Independent Reviewing Officer

1 day left

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Salary up to £47,108, plus £2,000 Welcome and annual retention payment
Posted
02 Sep 2021
Closes
19 Sep 2021
Job Ref
REC001693
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Independent Reviewing Officer

Are you looking for a new challenge or change?

Do you want to further develop your social work career and knowledge working with permanent experienced colleagues and line managers?

Do you want to work in an environment where equality and diversity is recognised, promoted and practiced?

Then Worcestershire Children First needs to be your next move.

We are looking to recruit 1 full time Independent Reviewing Officer. the position is 37 hours per week and paid PO3 with 2 Market Forces increments, giving a total possible salary of £47,108 per annum. In addition to this you will also be eligible for an annual retention payment of £2,000 and a one off welcome payment also of £2,000*


This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced and supportive team in the Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Service lead by Daniel Gray, Group Manager/Principal Social Worker. The Team is operationally managed by Sally Branchflower (Practice Manager for the Independent Reviewing Officers), the wider service includes Advanced Practitioners and Child protection and LADO chairs which are managed by two other Practice Managers. The team is well supported by our Business Support Team.

With a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to care planning for looked after children you will be responsible for independently chairing Looked after children reviews.

You will be an experienced and qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England, who has a solid knowledge of policy, legislation, and good practice experience, and can demonstrate a strong commitment to strong multi-agency working and child focussed practice.  You will have extensive experience of chairing complex and challenging meetings, the ability to manage difficult conversations and have a good understanding of looked after children and care planning.

So what’s next?

We currently have an opportunity for 1 full time IRO

If you would like more information on this position, please contact either Daniel Gray (01905 843736) or Sally Branchflower (07809 586224)

Applications can be submitted in addition you can send a copy  of your up to date CV and an expression of interest detailing your skills, abilities, experience and achievements to date that make you a suitable candidate for the post.(2 sides A4 max) to socialworkopps@worcestershire.gov.uk or by the WM Jobs application form.


Closing date: 19/09/2021

Potential Interview date: 27/09/2021

*Terms and conditions apply

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