Independent Reviewing Officer

Posted 21 June 2024
Salary Up to £33.64 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
ReferenceJodie Kane_1718980448
Contact NameJodie Kane

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • Chair Child Protection conferences, identify risk and decide upon the need for a child to be subject to child protection plan, to ensure effective decision making about thresholds for child protection and child in need plans
  • Chair and minute Statutory Reviews for Looked After Children within agreed timescales so a care plan and permanency plan for each child is implemented without drift or delay
  • Provide professional consultation, advice support and challenge to social work practitioners/ managers on critical child protection decisions, and on care planning for children in care (looked after per Children Act 1989)
  • Develop SMART Plans which are outcomes focussed for children in need / in need of protection and children in care
  • Monitor progress of planning between reviews identify any barriers within the wider multi-agency system to the implementation of children's plans
  • Chair complex strategy meetings as identified by Service Manager to ensure that timely and appropriate action is taken to investigate specific child protection concerns.
  • Contribute to the response to placement disruption for children in care, including chairing Disruption Meetings as appropriate, to avoid breakdown of living arrangements and instability for children
  • Ensure that all Looked After Children and children subject to child protection plans fully participate in decision making that affects them relevant to their age and understanding, so they are fully engaged in decisions about them through a variety of methods including direct feedback advocacy and attendance at meetings
  • Lead on critical quality assurance activity to promote improvement in practice standards by monitoring and reporting on local examples of good practice by individuals and teams and any national examples identified by research or experience
  • Undertake Learning Together Reviews as directed by the service manager, and contribute to the case review process so as to implement sustained learning
  • To ensure the local authority exercises its statutory duties in relation to children in need of support, children in need of protection or children in care
  • Identify and provide challenge to practitioners and managers across the service in relation to practice improvement
  • Escalate concerns through activating the dispute resolution process, in accordance with the best interest and welfare of the child, as well as his/her human rights'. (Section 6.4 IRO Handbook)
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation in line with council policy and iCARE values
  • The duties and responsibilities outlined in this job profile are indicative of the role, however they are not exhaustive and may be subject to change. In addition, you will be required to undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your manager.

What you need:

  • QSW Status - including qualification, Social Work England registration and completed ASYE
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Right to work in the UK

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.