Fostering Independent Reviewing Officer

Posted 15 May 2024
Salary £45.00 - £48.00 per hour + Depending on experience
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameHolly Astrop

Job description

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Fostering Independent Reviewing Officer to work in Devon Council.

Job Purpose

Contribute to high quality fostering services through reviewing foster carers suitability to foster and terms of approval annually as required by the fostering regulations and with mind to the national minimum standards.

The fostering independent reviewing officer will conduct foster carer annual reviews and high quality reports for Fostering Devon. Quality assurance of service provision, including case management records will be an intrinsic part of this role. Individuals will have the necessary understanding and experience of the role of fostering and the role of an independent reviewing officer.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Chair foster carer annual reviews as required by the fostering regulations.
  • Chair and minute annual reviews, ensuring all relevant information is shared and discussed. Information from a variety of sources should be incorporated, as stipulated by the fostering regulations and the organisation. Provide a clear summary of the meeting and recommended actions.
  • Highlight areas of good practice and areas for development for both the foster carer and the organisation.
  • Robustly review foster carers suitability to foster and capability to meet the needs of children, with consideration to their terms of approval. Provide a clear recommendation to the organisations decision makers and periodically to foster panel.
  • Provide quality assurance of regulatory requirements and report findings.
  • Provide analytical quarterly reports to the Agency decision maker identifying key findings and recommendations for service development.
  • Work within the organisations practice standards, policies, procedures and guidance and associated timescales to promote efficient running of the service.
  • Attend regular meetings with fostering managers to promote service development.
  • Evidence an ability to practice in an inclusive way that recognises the positive contributions of diversity. Actively promote equality of opportunity.
  • Prepare for and cooperate with internal quality assurance activity and regulatory inspections.
  • Evidence innovation and appropriate challenge in a way that enhances skills and promotes reflection and creates change.
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children, ensuring they are protected from the risk of harm and are central to everything we do.
  • Take appropriate and timely action to communicate any concerns about the care provided to children and report any immediate concerns about suitability to foster.
  • Undertake mandatory training relevant to the role and safeguarding children.
  • This post must be a qualified social worker who is registered with social work England.
  • This role involves high levels of direct work across the county and the individual will be required to be in Devon for a large part of the working week.

You will need to be:

  • SWE registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Why Choose Remedy?

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
  • 1st tier agency
  • Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly