Re-ad DBS4046 Independent Review Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/06/2021 23:59
£41,881 - £46,845 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
Number of posts:
Closing date:
20 Jun
Further Information

Are you an experienced and inspiring social work practitioner with managerial experience? Are you committed to providing excellent services to vulnerable children and families?

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic children’s social work practitioner with managerial experience to join us in North Tyneside as an Independent Reviewing Officer. In this role you will champion the rights of our children and young people by overseeing and reviewing children’s plans, both child protection and looked after children.

In March 2020, Ofsted graded our services for children and young people as Outstanding’ placing North Tyneside amongst the top performing in the country. The implementation of the Signs of Safety model of practice was highly praised and the IRO’s have contributed to developing practice across the service.

As part of our ambitious drive to improve further, we want IROs that bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to their work with children, young people and families. You must be driven and ambitious, both for yourself and for children, young people and families. You must also be an enthusiastic team player who understands the vital role of supportive teams.

You must have a Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) and be registered with Social Work England. We are looking for someone with a good understanding of planning for children and excellent communication skills with children, families and professionals. Previous management experience within a safeguarding field work setting is important. Additionally, experience of chairing complex meetings, the ability to work autonomously and manage a workload are required.

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Sue Burns, IRO Manager on 07402865845.

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.