Independent Reviewing Officer (Foster Care)
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Sefton Council for an Independent Reviewing Officer to act as the co-ordinator and chairperson for the review of Foster Carers. The post is 0.6 FTE
Sefton is a great place to live, work, visit and invest. We provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve. We are engaging our communities in creating a borough-wide vision that will promote prosperity and see our communities flourish.
The successful candidate will work alongside the Independent Reviewing Officers who undertake the reviews of Looked after children and will be linking in with the fostering service in Sefton. You will promote participation of fostered children and their social workers in the review process and ensure advocacy is used if necessary
You will be an experienced social worker with a good understanding of fostering and safeguarding procedures. You will be able to chair meetings effectively and to contribute to the quality assurance responsibilities of the safeguarding and fostering service. You will create meaningful records and be able to contribute to ongoing training and development of foster carers
If successful, you will also be required to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Record Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the Borough. As such the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job. YOU MUST THEREFORE, DISCLOSE WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS IN THE APPLICATION FORM.
Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.