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Independent Reviewing Officer Social Worker - Coventry £19.11ph

Independent Reviewing Officer Social Worker - Coventry £19.11ph

  • Location

    Coventry, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £19.11 per hour + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Danny Mansfield

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Job Purpose

To work to identify opportunities for improvements and the achievement and maintenance of high standards of quality and efficiency in the services provided by the Council and the Children, Families & Cultural Services Department.

To develop and improve personal skills through participation in, and contribution to, formal and informal staff development processes and training geared to meet the requirements of the post and the changing business requirements of the Department.

To supervise and assist the efficient and cost effective use of resources and to participate in performance review systems for Departmental services and other measures allied to the supply, monitoring and effective utilisation of management information connected with the postholder's field of work.

To ensure confidentiality of information in respect of records Key Accountabilities

To chair and record statutory reviews of Local Authority foster carers.

To seek and promote the active consultation and participation of carers and their families, children, young people, parents, and significant others in the reviewing process.

To promote good professional practice and the best interests of Looked After children. In particular to conduct Reviews as per Reg 28 of Fostering Regulations 2011.

To be aware of other meetings which inform the review process, such as Risk Assessment meetings etc.

To accurately record review outcomes, records and decisions within timescales.

To be familiar with IT systems and process reviews onto templates provided.

To monitor the implementation of review recommendations and decisions via the review process and draw to the attention of operational managers any areas of concern regarding practice, including non-compliance with agreed plans and practice, by use of the agreed Dispute Resolution system.

Tier 6 - Senior Practitioners maintained and tasks undertaken within County Council Policy and relevant legislation. This will include maintaining strict confidentiality in relation to personal information (included that of service users and other employees) which may become known to you in the course of your work or associated activities.

To maintain effective working relationships and contribute to a working environment which is safe, considerate and supportive to all. Also, in accordance with relevant legislation, to take reasonable care of your health, safety and welfare, and that of other persons who may be affected by the performance of your duties.

In carrying out the duties and responsibilities set out within the Job Description and in the context of developing working relationships with others, the postholder will be expected to demonstrate commitment to and comply with the specific requirements and the spirit of the County Council Equal Opportunities Policy. This principle applies equally to all aspects of the role.