Independent Reviewing Officer / CP Chair
Full time x1
Salary - MM2
It is time to take your next step and apply to be part of a Local Authority that is good in all service areas with an upward trajectory to outstanding.
The Enfield Safeguarding and Quality Service is looking to appoint a full time Independent Reviewing Officer/Child Protection Conference Chair on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for chairing Child Protection Conferences of children subject to Child Protection Plans, statutory reviews of children who are Looked After. You will also be required to chair some complex meetings,
Your primary focus is to quality assure the care planning and review process for each child and to ensure that their wishes and feelings are given full consideration. You will be responsible for Chairing Child Protection conferences and statutory reviews. You will ensure that plans for these children meet the highest standards and are implemented appropriately.
Commitment to helping maintain the existing excellent standards of the Service, and in meeting our statutory responsibilities around timescales and deadlines is essential.
Our practice is underpinned by professional standards and promises to our children and young people. Our chosen model across the safeguarding partnership is Signs of Safety.
You will need substantial management experience in statutory social work with children and families and of chairing complex meetings. You will have a thorough working knowledge of the legal framework relating to child protection and looked after children, including Care Planning Regulations and the duties and responsibilities of the IRO as set out in the IRO Handbook.
You will join a very busy but supportive and committed team and play a full part in its operation of ensuring the effective safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of vulnerable children and young people in Enfield. We are focussed on improving outcomes for children, developing ways to improve reviewing the plans for looked after children and managing child protection conferences.
In the recent OFSTED Inspection (2019), Inspectors “saw clear evidence of IROs intervening and advocating appropriately” for Looked After Children.
You are required to hold a relevant social work qualification and HCPC accreditation.
For an informal discussion, please contact Maria Anastasi, Head of Service, on 020 8132 0373 or 07908139506
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Please note if you have previosuly applied for this post in the last 6 months a second application unfortunately, will not be considered.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date : Midnight the 27th November 2019
Interview dates: TBC
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Farida Uddin on 0208 379 132 1027. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Maria Anastasi for an informal discussion on 0208 132 0373 or 07908139506 or to arrange a visit to the team.
Please note if you have previously applied for this post in the last 6 months a second application will unfortunately, not be considered.