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Independent Reviewing Officer - Haringey - Children's Services

  • Job reference: IROHaringey
  • Location: Haringey, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: INDEPENDENT REVIEWING OFFICER - HARINGEY - CHILDRENS SOCIAL WORK
Service Care Solutions are looking to recruit an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) on a permanent basis for Haringey Council. The successful post older will chair LAC Reviews in accordance with current legislation, review care/pathways plans and ensure LAC Reviews scrutinise assessments, planning and provision of services to ensure high quality decisions to promote the children's best interest and approved outcomes.

PAY - £49,464 - £52,482
CONTRACT - Permanent
CLOSING DATE - Tuesday June 23rd 2020

HOW TO APPLY - If you are interested in this role, send your CV now to Jennifer at jennifer.lynch@servicecare.org.uk or alternatively call 01772 208964

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
*Social work qualification and active HCPC registration
*Evidence of post-qualification continuing professional development, working directly with looked after children, children subject to CP plans and their parents/carers
*Significant experience of chairing multi-agency meetings
*Experience of working in a diverse ethnic and urban environment with families from a variety of cultural backgrounds
ROLE REQUIREMENTS
*Knowledge of the quality assurance function of the IRO/CPA role with relevant audit skills
*Well-developed written, oral and presentation skills
*Knowledge of national issues relevant to looked after children and child protection, including relevant research and evidence-based models of best practice
*To develop and deliver training packages to both single and multi-agency audiences
*To ensure a written LAC review record, with a SMART Plan, summarising any decisions or recommendations that have been agreed, is produced in a timely manner and distributed to all relevant parties
*To provide consultation with Social Workers, Managers or other professionals to provide advice and guidance

About Haringey Council
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and improving the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19 year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow's leaders, artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey Council is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do. We are a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people who join us, do so as they see Haringey Council as a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that creatively serves and develops Social work.


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.