Interim Independent Reviewing Officer – Children’s Social Care

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Interim Independent Reviewing Officer - Children’s Social Care
Abingdon
Interim Position

Oxfordshire 5207732

Posted: 6th June 2022 20:18
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £33.75 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Abingdon,

    OX14 3JD

What's involved with this role:

Interim Independent Reviewing Officer - Children’s Social Care

Reference no:  Oxfordshire 5207732

Enhanced DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role

The purpose of the role is to convene and chair Looked After Children reviews and to chair Child Protection Conferences as required by the demands of the service.  To both review, and to monitor, a child’s case on an ongoing basis.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure ‘best practice’, rigour and outstanding care and safety planning for Oxfordshire children.
  • Monitor the performance of the Local Authority’s function as a ‘corporate parent’ and identify and challenge areas of poor practice, and recognise and promote best practice.
  • Monitor, facilitate and promote strong inter-agency working, communication and multi-agency Care and Safety Planning.
  • Manage administrative and information processes and personnel as required.
  • Carry out a range of quality assurance activities, including case auditing.
  • That the degree of risk and the relevant needs of the child and the family are identified and safeguarded.
  • That appropriate and high quality, cost effective and safe plans are developed using alternatives to the Child Protection and Looked After systems were possible.
  • Reviews and conferences are managed effectively, safely and efficiently allowing all participants, including children and family members, to contribute and be heard, holding the child at the centre of all care and safety planning.
  • Ensuring that Case Planning Processes (eg Integrated Children’s System, Assessment and Planning, Child Protection and Looked After Children procedures and documentation) are complied with.
  • Ensure that services are planned and delivered in a way that maximises participation and reflects children’s rights in relation to the services being provided, and to act on views of children and young people and demonstrate children’s rights and the child’s voice are heard and reflected in all work with children and young people.

 

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***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

 

Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Recent or current Conference/LAR chairing experience is essential.
  3. Experience of planning and reviewing plans for children and young people.
  4. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

 

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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Interim Independent Reviewing Officer - Children’s Social Care
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