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Independent Reviewing Officer

Job reference: HQ00090757
Up to £38.00 per hour
Independent Reviewing Officer


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Independent Reviewing Officer to work Full-time in Cambridge.

The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work Practice in Children's Services and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this locum Child Protection Chair/Independent Reviewing Officer job is £38 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

The role of Independent Reviewing Officer is unique in its position working alongside children, families, social workers and other partners to achieve the best outcomes for looked after children, while being personally accountable for monitoring effective care planning and challenging the local authority where necessary.

The role is flexible in terms of where it is based, and it involves travel both within and outside of Cambridgeshire.

The successful candidate will:
- Be a highly skilled and HCPC registered social worker with some experience of management
- Be able to work autonomously as well as within a multi-agency team
- Understand how to, and be able to, positively engage young people and their families in the long-term planning for the young person
- Be able to work collaboratively with multi-agency partners
- Be able to chair complex meetings
- Be able to write comprehensive yet succinct records
- Be able to effectively manage a busy diary which includes deadlines
- Have a progressive and flexible attitude and be adaptable to change
- Have the confidence and ability to sensitively challenge others, including senior managers, where there are issues impacting on the wellbeing of the child or the progress of the care plan

Requirements of the Child Protection Chair/Independent Reviewing Officer:
- Degree or equivalent in Social Work
- Current HCPC registration
- 3 years' experience in a similar post

This Independent Reviewing Officer job is advertised by Tom Loomes; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.