Independent Reviewing Officer

Capita Resourcing
Newcastle upon Tyne
£35 - £38/hour
10 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Independent Reviewing Officer Required****

Newcastle council is looking to appoint an IRO. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working within any of the following teams:
* Child Protection
* Looked After Children Teams

In order to apply for this role you must have the following:

* Post qualified experience of managing or supervising i.e. team manager or practice teaching
* In depth knowledge of CP and LAC statutory requirements
* Chair and review multi agency meetings
* Diffuse disruptive behaviour & difficult situations
* Updated childcare legislation knowledge & local authority requirements
* Deliver business plan's in connection with work you are leading on

Your key responsibilities will be as following:

* Single Assessments
* Section 47's
* Child Protection Visits
* Managing a large case load
* Writing reports for a variety of audiences
* Court work
* Writing Court Reports
* Attending LAC Reviews
* Attending Children in Need Meetings

In order to be liable for this role you bust have the following:

* HCPC registered
* Eligibility to work within the UK
* BA/MA/BSc/MSc Social Work, CQSW, DipSW, CSS or CCETSW approved equivalent).
* It is also essential that you be registered with the HCPC.
* Experience must have been gained post qualifying sufficient in order to settle quickly into this position.
* Reference Details to cover employment for the previous 5 year work history
* DBS on the update service or happy to process a new one

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career and offer vouchers worth £250 if you refer other successful Qualified Social Workers.

If you would like to apply for this position or to find out more about this opportunity please contact Zara Murray by phone at (Apply online only). Alternatively, you can email me at by attaching a Microsoft Word copy of your CV