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Independent Reviewing Officer

  • Job reference: IRO16/02/21
  • Location: Haringey, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Independent Reviewing Officer
Service Care Solutions are actively recruiting for an Independent Reviewing Officer for Children's Services. This is a permanent full time position, and the successful post holder must have excellent front-line practice skills.

HOW TO APPLY - Please send your up to date cv to jennifer.lynch@servicecare.org.uk or alternatively call Jennifer on 01772 208964 for more information on the role

Role Requirements & Responsibilities
*Substantial post qualification experience in children's social work with evidence of direct work with looked after children, children subject to child protection plans and their parents/carers
*Ability to work efficiently and effectively within statutory time scales to produce SMART care and protection plans
*Ability to work in partnership with parents and work together with multi-agency/disciplinary partners
*Social work qualification and active SW England registration
*Evidence of continuing professional development
*Well-developed written, oral and presentation skills
*Knowledge of the quality assurance function of the IRO/CPA role with relevant audit skills
*To contribute to CYPS arrangements for audits, quality assurance exercises and individual performance management to ensure high quality decision making, planning and provision of services to continually improve outcomes for children
*To provide consultation with Social Workers, Managers and other professionals to provide advice and guidance
*To attend and advise the multi-agency network regarding care planning
*To chair secure accommodation planning meetings and secure accommodation reviews
*To ensure children and young people are aware of their right to advocacy, independent visiting, use of complaints system and know how to access these services

About Haringey
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering 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 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.
In short, we're 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 join us, do so as they see Haringey is 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 is yours to own.

Please note - due to the high level of applications received, we can only respond to those who meet our clients requirements.