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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 20/10/2016 23:59
Grade 9 (SCP 43-47) £37,858 - £41,551
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Lambton Office
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Job details 

Closing date:
20 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Sunderland City Council are seeking Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO) 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 they will chair child protection conferences and reviews engaging quality assurance functions within Children's Services, such as themed case file audits. In addition to the above the successful applicants 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.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the HR&OD Recruitment Services Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: ijm@sunderland.gov.uk Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your to invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

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