Independent Chair

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Salary up to £47,108 (Salary includes 2 market forces increments)
Posted
08 Jul 2021
Closes
23 Jul 2021
Job Ref
REC001631
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

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 Chair predominantly Looked After Children and LADO, with occasional cover of Child Protection Conferences as demand requires. The position is 37 hours per week and paid PO3 with 2 Market Forces increments, and a £2000 welcome/retention payment - giving a total possible salary of £49,108 per annum.

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 successful candidate will be operationally managed by Karen Green (Practice Manager for the Child Protection and LADO), the wider service includes Advanced Practitioners and Independent Reviewing Officers, who 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, Child Protection and LADO you will be responsible for independently chairing these meetings.

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.

So, what’s next?

We currently have an opportunity for 1 full time Independent Chair predominantly completing Looked After Reviews and Position of Trust Meetings.

If you would like more information on this position, please contact either Daniel Gray (01905 843736) or Karen Green (01905 844006)

Applications can be submitted by sending 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:  23rd July 2021

Proposed Interview Date: 4th August 2021

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