Independent Reviewing Officer
We are seeking to appoint a permanent Independent Reviewing Officer working under the direct support of the Safeguarding and Review Service Manager.
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grade 13 (Subject to Pay Award)
The Reviewing Officers will provide a comprehensive reviewing service for children looked after and children subject to child protection plans in Dudley. The successful candidates will work within the framework of the IRO Handbook, linked to revised Care Planning Regulations and Guidance and Working Together (2018) and other relevant legislation, guidelines and procedures associated research and best practise. Having responsibility for the management of the review process with a wider overview of care planning for children and young people including regular monitoring and follow-up between statutory child care reviews and child protection conferences.
The Reviewing Officer has a key role in relation to the improvement of Care Planning and progressing Child Protection plans challenging drift and delay on behalf of children and young people. The successful candidates will be Social Work qualified with demonstrable experience in children’s services, with management and supervisory experience, excellent written and communication skills and evidence of partnership working.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
For further information please see the attached link: http://www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk
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