An opportunity has arisen for an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) with the Safeguarding & Review Service. Your role will be to chair Child Protection Conferences, Reviews for Children Looked After and the completion of Regulation 44 visits and reports.
Fixed term for: 12 months
Interview Date: Week commencing 10th June 2019.
For an informal discussion, please ask to speak with the Safeguarding and Review Manager on 01273 295973.
We are seeking someone with significant experience of the IRO role who is looking to work flexibly. In addition, you will need to have significant experience of working creatively with children and be able to build strong, meaningful relationships with children from diverse backgrounds, their families and key agencies.
As part of the Performance & Safeguarding Families, Children & Learning Directorate you will have a key role in ensuring effective plans are in place that ensure children are kept safe and outcomes are met.
Our model is based on relationship-based practice and a strengths-based approach using relationships with families to affect change.
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This role is 0.4 FTE, working out 14.8 hours a week which can be used flexibly to equate to 59.2 hours per month.
Please read the attached job description for details of the role.
For this post you must hold a Professional Social Work Qualification and be registered as a social worker with the HCPC. You must also have management experience.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
- A competitive salary
- Career average pension scheme
- Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
- An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
- Staff discounts
- A range of other staff benefits
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.