Independent Reviewing Officer

22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
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


* 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