Fostering Independent Reviewing Officer

Posted 15 May 2024
Salary £45 - £48 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameMikeala Osborn

Job description

Our client, Devon Council, is looking for an Fostering Independent Reviewing Officer ot join their team.

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.

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.