Independent Reviewing Officer

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
We currently have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced independent Reviewing Officer' for a temporary contract based in Swinton, Manchester.

Position Details:

* Independent Reviewing Officer to work within the Children's Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Unit

* Temporary on-going contract (Initially until May 2021, with the potential for the contracts to be extended further)

* Full-time position: 36 Hours per Week

Job Description:

* To review the care plans of children and young people, to ensure that they are meaningful and child-centered

* To ensure care planning has a positive impact on outcomes for children and young people

* To chair reviews of care plans for looked after children, within statutory timescales

* To ensure that recommendations made are specific, achievable, measurable, realistic, and timely

* To complete review minutes within statutory timescales

* To monitor the progression of looked after children review recommendations in between reviews

* To facilitate the effective participation of children and young people within the care planning process and looked after children reviews

* To advocate for children and young people, where appropriate support children and young people to access advocacy services

* To ensure that each child and young person is offered an IRO contact to discuss their care plan

Requirements:

* To have at least 5 years post qualifying experience in social work

* To have experience in a supervisory role within social work

* Professional credibility through proven relevant experience in a similar role

* Experience in using a strengths-focused approach to support improved outcomes for children and young people

* Models and demonstrates Salford's values and behaviors

* Detailed knowledge of legislation and law in relation to children and families

* Detailed knowledge and understanding of the implementation and management of complex casework process and procedures

* Ability to translate complex ideas and information into meaningful and 'user-friendly' information; ability to 'tell the story' to bring people along and ensure all audiences understand the key messages