Independent Reviewing Officer

Chatham, Kent
£50670 per annum (inclusive of market premia)
11 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Independent Reviewing Officer

Employer: Medway Council

Salary: SW4 £42,836 - £46,670 + £4,000 market premia

Location: Chatham, Kent

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week.

DBS Check: Enhanced

Closing Date: 25/01/2019 at 23:59 PM

Reference: C1214VR

Up to £50670 per annum (inclusive of market premia)

Plus £2000 per annum retention payment (payable annually after 2 years’ service in Medway), the option of a Lease Car or Essential User allowance and up to £6000 towards relocation.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Independent Reviewing Officer to work in our Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service. You will be responsible for efficient and effective inter agency working in respect of the child protection system and services to children looked after; constructively challenging actions and interventions that are not delivering the required outcomes for children and young people; and contributing to quality assurance measures and performance management systems.

You will also be chairing complex case conferences/review meetings, facilitating the full participation of professionals, parents and children and young people.

As a registered social worker with HCPC you will have a minimum of five years post qualifying experience of working with children, young people and their families, together with significant experience of working as a qualified social worker within Child Protection social work and/or Looked After Children teams. Significant experience and understanding of Family Court proceedings and pre FCP/PLO process is essential.

You will also have access to a range of training available through our award winning Children and Adults Academy.

Medway is at the heart of the Thames Gateway, only 30 miles from central London and has excellent transport links. A modern place, surrounded by award winning rural areas and rich heritage and an abounding cultural offering makes Medway a fantastic place to live and work.

For an informal discussion please contact Christine Impey, Head of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance on 01634 334001.

Closing Date for applications is 25th January 2019

How to apply

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