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DBS3336 - Independent Review Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/06/2018 23:59
£39,961 - £44,697 p.a. pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location in North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Jun

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We currently have a vacancy for an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) This is a combined role of chairing reviews of looked after children and child protection conferences. IROs are expected to deliver on all aspects of the Independent Reviewing Officer guidance; you will have a crucial quality assurance role and will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to improving outcomes for children and young people and promote high standards of care to those who are looked after by the Local Authority.

You must have a Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) and be registered with the HCPC. 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.

In March 2017, Ofsted graded our services for children and young people amongst the top performing in the country, judging us ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features.

As part of our ambitious drive to improve further, we are currently implementing Signs of Safety as a model of practice across the workforce, with all staff offered dedicated support and training.

You will be required to work 30 hours per week.

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Sue Burns, IRO Manager on 0191 6437391.

Please be advised that this position will require an enhanced check from the Disclosure & 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.

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