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Part Time Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2018 23:59
Grade 9 (SCP 43-47) £38,237 - £41,966
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
IRO Team - Lambton House
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Job details 

Closing date:
28 Feb

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Together for Children-Sunderland, (TFC) are looking to appoint an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO)/Conference Chair to join the Children’s Independent Review Team, based at Lambton House, Sunderland.

The role is 18.5 hours per week and will include all functions attributed to the statutory role of the IRO, as detailed within the IRO Handbook.

In addition you will chair child protection conferences and reviews and engage in quality assurance work, such as themed audits.

The successful applicant will assist in the development of the service and the delivery of training and may also be asked to support and cover TFC’s Designated Officer post, during times of planned leave and sickness.
Applicants should possess a social work qualification and be able to demonstrate extensive experience of child care practice, post qualification. Evidence of work at a managerial level would be beneficial.

As an IRO you would need to provide a level of professional scrutiny to TFC-Sunderland, Social Care to ensure that children have appropriate plans in place and to prevent drift.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of the legal framework underpinning child care practise.

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

If you wish to discussed this post further place contact either Kim Roberts or Gavin Taylor IRO Managers on 5617145/5617148

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in 4 weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Closing date 28 February 2018
Interviews 9 March 18

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