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Independent Reviewing Officer

Job Description

Experienced Adult Social Worker

Job Description:

Service Care Solutions are seeking an experienced Independent Review Officer on behalf of Liverpool City Council to independently chair Foster Carer Reviews to the highest practice standards and ensure council services meet their statutory requirements, as well as improving positive outcomes for children and young people.

Main Duties Include:

  • To independently organise, co-ordinate all Foster Carer Reviews, Post Allegation Reviews and Cause for Concern meetings, in line with statutory requirements and guidance. Including preparing any necessary reports, offering advice, and maintaining information and performance targets for all reviews.
  • Ensure all planning arrangements for Looked After Children are of the highest quality and compliant in accordance with all statutory guidance and regulations as set out in CA 1989, IRO Regulations and Guidance 2004 and Working Together 2013.
  • To prepare high quality review reports with clear recommendations regarding the carer(s) suitability to foster, evidencing the rationale of the recommendations.
  • To undertake case audit reviews, quality assure and ensure the provision of efficient and effective services to children and young people.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualified Social Worker with relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • Must have Fostering Independent Review Experience
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full enhanced DBS

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV via email to or call 01772 208 964 to discuss further.

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.