Independent Reviewing Officer & Child Protection Chair
Children’s Social Care
Permanent, part time (22.5 hrs/week)
Grade PO3, Salary £39,782 – £41,675 + market supplement pro rata
Closing date: 10 June 2020 Interviews: To Be Confirmed
Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to practice social work. Are you an ambitious social worker who wants to be part of a forward thinking, innovative Council? In Rutland, we’re committed and responsive in a way that many other authorities can only dream of.
As Independent Reviewing Officer & Child Protection Chair, you will contribute to the development and quality assurance of service standards for Looked After Children and children subject to Child Protection Plans, through providing independent chairing of statutory reviews of Rutland Looked After Children. You will coordinate the investigations of child protection allegations against professionals, and conduct regular inspections of fieldwork services to ensure statutory requirements are met, making recommendations for action. You will chair Child Protection Conferences, and rigorously monitor and track individual care and permanency planning.
The IRO/CP Chair role is highly valued by senior management in Rutland and by the front line practitioners we work very closely with.
What we’re looking for….
You are a qualified Social Worker with HCPC registration, and have substantial experience of working with Looked After Children, including legal proceedings, along with extensive knowledge and understanding of legislation and guidance relating to looked After Children and Safeguarding.
We’re looking for a dynamic individual - someone who can think innovatively and is up to date with current research and practice. Confident in the role and in your personal authority, you will understand your responsibilities to monitor and review the child’s case and, where necessary, challenge poor practice.
The successful applicant for these posts will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We will pay for the cost of the check.
How to apply…
Please visit our website at https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk for further information. For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Emma Sweeney, Head of Children’s Social Care, 01572 758859, email@example.com
If you need any support during the application process, please contact the HR team, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 758291
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
How to Apply
We will be accepting online applications for this role, if you require access to a computer or the internet resources are available at Rutland County Council’s Catmose site and within the County’s libraries, a member of the team will be happy to help you with your application. Please contact us on 01572 75 8291 to make alternative arrangements, if for any other reason you may struggle to complete the online application. The application forms can be made available in alternative and accessible formats.