Independent Reviewing and conference chairperson

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/01/2021 23:59
£40,876 - £44,863
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunderland & Area
Closing date:
18 Jan
Further Information

Independent Reviewing and conference chairperson
Grade 9 scp 37 - 41
£40,876 - £44,863

Together for Children Sunderland (TFC) has an opportunity for a suitably experienced registered Social Worker to join the Children’s Independent Reviewing Team (CIRT). The opportunity arises due to staff retirement and career progression. We are looking for two new team members to fill a full and part time post as an Independent Review Officer/ Conference Chairperson (IRO/CC). The role will involve chairing child protection conferences and reviewing cared for plans for children in care.

The role of the IRO/CC is an important one and the successful candidate will make an important contribution to improving outcomes for children cared for and for these children subject of child protection plans within the City of Sunderland.

TFC is a strength-based organisation which continues to embed Signs of Safety, Signs of Success and Signs of Well-being across all areas of service and therefore experience of working within this model of practise would be desirable.

The successful candidate will assist in the ongoing development of the service via the undertaking of themed audits and will help with the delivery of training, as and when required, to social worker’s and partner agencies.

Candidates should possess a social work qualification and be able to demonstrate extensive experience of childcare practice. Post-qualifications and evidence of work at a managerial level would be beneficial.

Candidates would need to have a thorough understanding of the legal framework underpinning childcare practice. As an IRO/CC you would also need to feel confident in providing a level of professional scrutiny and working collaboratively with children, families and professionals to ensure that children have appropriate plans to prevent delay and drift in key decision's being made for them.

The intended start date would be April 1st 2021 subject to satisfactory clearances being received.

For an informal conversation, please contact Gavin Taylor or Kim Robert IRO Managers on 0191 5617145 or 0191 5617148.

Please be advised that if you have not heard from us in 6 weeks after the closing date assume you have not been shortlisted

Closing date: 18 January 2021
Short listing: 19 January 2021
Interviews: 29 January 2021 via TEAMs

Please note
This job is closed for applications.