Cumbria County Council is currently looking for an Independent Reviewing Officer. Your role will focus on chairing initial and review child protection conferences.
The role offers competitive pay and an immediate start for the right person.
Benefits of Randstad
£150 to any new social workers who join Randstad after 12 weeks in an assignment
£300 worth of vouchers for anyone who refers a social worker over to us https://www.randstad.co.uk/refer-a-friend/
Offer £150 to any social workers who source their own job and refer to the agency (you will receive after completing 4 weeks)
Access to over 30 courses - free of charge- keep your CPD up to date every year
Access to Happi App - where you get access to discounts to shops
A committed & dedicated consultant
To chair inter-agency child protection conferences, strategy meetings and reviews in accordance with 'Working Together' guidance and procedure.
To chair reviews of arrangements for looked after Children in accordance with the IRO regulations, to review Pathway Plans of eligible young people as appropriate.
To promote the involvement and participation of children and young people, parents and carers in planning and decision making
To ensure well crafted and accurate records of meetings are produced and distributed efficiently and in timescale
To contribute to the work of the Local Safeguarding Children's Board and its sub groups and provide reports.
To assist in the development of quality assurance and performance management arrangements within the Children's Services Directorate.
To carry out audit and reviews of practice and outcomes for service users and contribute to service development.
To act as Local Authority Designated Officer as required, chairing strategy meetings, making appropriate records of discussions and following cases through when appropriate.
Promote and safeguard the welfare and well-being of clients in accordance with service systems, procedures and standards.
To develop and maintain systems and reviewing practices designed to ensure safeguarding is of the highest standard and capable of withstanding external scrutiny.
To address directly and decisively any safeguarding or planning/ performance issues that raise concern in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures.
Responsibility for peer evaluation of effectiveness of service provision and quality standards.
To undertake independent quality assurance programmes of front line Social Work practice
Develop integrated approaches with partner agencies in meeting the safeguarding needs of children subject to CP plans or looked after in accordance with statutory requirements and corporate directives.
The successful candidate must
Be a qualified social worker
Be Social Work England registered
Have at least two years experience as an IRO within a local authority setting