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Independent Reviewing Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/03/2017 23:59
£34,538 - £37,306 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
26 Mar

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Do you want to join a high performing Local Authority who continually strives to improve services for children, young people and their families within Stockton-On-Tees?

Do you want to work for an authority that has recently been judged as ‘Good’ and where the inspection identified positive feedback regarding our commitment to children, young people and their families and acknowledged that staff working in our service feel valued and supported and wished to remain within our Children's Social Care Service?

If so we are looking for a motivated and experienced Social Worker or Social Manger.

As an Independent Reviewing Officer you will be responsible for chairing statutory reviews for children and young people who are Looked After, foster carers and children in adoptive placements. You will have a key role for monitoring the effectiveness and implementation of plans. You will also chair Child Protection Conferences in line with current Local Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures.

You will need to have a sound knowledge of child care legislation, safeguarding, inter-agency policies and procedures and current developments in children’s services.

In return we offer a supportive team environment; we are committed to continuous professional development and offer regular supervision and annual appraisal. We offer a range of employee benefits including:

- Free on-site office car parking
- Retention initiatives
- Flexible working arrangements
- Payment of HCPC registration
- Additional annual leave purchase scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme to automatically save on tax and National Insurance
- Free Tees Active Leisure Card giving discounts on leisure activities
- Bus and train discounts
- Car lease scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Competitive salaries
- Local Government pension scheme
- 26 - 31 days holiday (depending on service), plus 8 public bank holidays
- Free physiotherapy and counselling support

If you feel you have the skills and drive to complement our needs, then we would like to hear from you.

This post is open to experienced Social Workers only, applicants must evidence the skills and ability to confidently assess and manage situations where there are Child Protection issues and high levels of need. In return we offer a supportive team environment; are committed to continuous professional development and offer regular supervision and an annual appraisal.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Julie Aylesbury, Independent Review Unit Manager, on 01642 528018.

An online application form and further information is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/job-vacancies/. Alternatively you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

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