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Conference Chair/Independent Reviewing Officer

  • Job reference: 2410201987
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Hi All I am currently looking for a IRO officer to work with Bedford Borough Council. (Children Services)

To chair child protection conferences and statutory reviews for looked after children in accordance with the Children Act 1989, Independent Reviewing Officer Guidance, requirements of the Children and Adoption Act 2002, Care Planning Regulations & Independent Reviewing Officer Handbook 2010, Children Leaving Care Act 2000, Children Act 2004, Working Together 2015, and develop outcome focussed plans. To provide consultation to the wider service and partner agencies on practice issues within the team's areas of expertise including child protection procedures, safeguarding children, children looked after, vulnerable children and permanency and care planning.
Experience / Qualifications needed

-A professional social work qualification i.e. Degree/DipSW, CQSW or equivalent with post qualification professional training, i.e. PQ, CCA, ASW. Must have HCPC registration and relevant Management Training
-Must have demonstrable experience in chairing complex multi-agency strategy meetings and experience of working in partnership in a multi-agency setting, with management and supervision of child protection and child care practise.
-Knowledge of research, inquiries, practise developments and ability to monitor application and practise
-Experience of supervising staff with evidence of setting and monitoring quality standards and challenging poor performance, and the ability to work effectively as part of the Independent Conference and Reviewing Team and on own initiative with supervision within agreed parameters promoting the image of the department and the authority
Job / Contract Details
Contract - 3 months on going
Pay Rate - £38ph (negotiable)
Hours - Mon-Fri 37 Hours per week (possible Flexibility)
Start Date - ASAP
Notice Period - 1 Week

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Louise Rutter at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email If this isnt for you and you know someone suitable we offer a £250 referral.

Benefits of working with Service care solutions
Free Payroll Service*
SCS will fund the £9 a week fee via ARCH Umbrella company! if you secure a Qualified Social worker role.
Candidate Referral Bonus
SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!
(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)
Find your own job bonus
SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency you must be placed in the role for 4weeks before payment can be made!
Permanent Qualified Social Worker Bonus*
If you are placed in to a permanent position by SCS we will pay £250 after you have completed 12 weeks in the role!
Subsidised training
SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development

Loyalty Reward Scheme
SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS.