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Independent Reviewing Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/04/2018 23:59
£38,237 - £41,966
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Lambton House

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Apr

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This job is closed for applications.

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GRADE 9 (SCP 43-47) £38,347 - £41,966
Fixed Term for six months

Together for Children Sunderland are seeking to appoint an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) on a fixed term basis for six months to join an expanding IRO team based at Lambton House. The role will include all functions attributed to the statutory role of Independent Reviewing Officers as detailed within the IRO Handbook. In addition you will chair child protection conferences and reviews engaging quality assurance functions within Together for Children Sunderland, such as themed case file audits. In addition to the above the successful applicant will need to assist the IRO service in its wider multi-agency role such as developing and delivering training. Successful applicants would also need the ability to provide cover and support to the local authority designated officer during times of annual leave and sickness.

Applicants will need to have a social work qualification and be able to demonstrate extensive experience of child care practice post qualification. It would be preferred that some of this experience is at a managerial level. Applicants should have a throrough understanding of the legal framework underpinning child care. As an IRO they would need to provide a level of professional scrutiny to Children's Services to seek to ensure that children have appropriate plans in place.

Any successful applicant will need to be committed to promoting an excellent service delivery.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date 12th April 2018

Please be advised if you have not heard within six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted

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