Children's Independent Reviewing Officer

Little London
Up to £10,000
23 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Our client, a London Borough Authority is seeking an Independent Reviewing Officer to join their team

Pay rate is £38.00 per hour (umbrella).

The role will involve the following:
  • Providing independent chairing services for looked after children and children who are in need or at risk of abuse.
  • Monitoring the implementation of plans for children and promote good social work practice.
  • To ensure that other relevant partners discharge their statutory duties to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people.
  • To provide a quality assurance mechanism to ensure that all plans for children comply with national standards, local policies and statutory requirements.
  • To provide an independent overview and inspection of other functions within children’s services as necessary.
  • To provide challenge to operational and senior managers and to escalate to the DCS where appropriate where practice has fallen below the expected standard.
  • Direct work with children and families
  • Court work, formulating and implementing SMART plans

Are you considering a move? If not, could you pass this on to your friends and colleagues? â€" we are offering £250 for every successful recommendation!!

Requirements of the role:
  • Qualified Social Worker
  • SW England registered
  • Must have IRO experience

If this isn’t the job for you, please have a think about whether you can recommend a friend or colleague â€" we are offering **£250** PER successful recommendation.

Please also remember we offer a substantial CPD fund!! Our Social Workers utilise their funds for training courses, books or to fund their trips to conferences and other relevant events. This can often be £500++++ !!! (depending on hours/days worked)

Some facts about working for REED:

Here at REED we care and we’re professional â€" in an industry that doesn’t have the best reputation at times â€" I hope we stand out!

We are a family-run business and we just celebrated our 60th birthday!

We “Love Mondays” but we also technically work for free 1 day per week as 18% of our business is owned by the REED Foundation which supports good causes around the world.

Our company values are:
  • We are fair, open and honest
  • We take ownership
  • We work together

We are also lucky to run many Local Authority contracts, we are a trusted partner for these clients and, as such, our conduct must be impeccable.

Would you consider joining us? I’m free to talk every week-day from 8am onwards and happy to take evening calls too if it’s easier. And if we’re very lucky, perhaps you might tell your friends too â€" don’t forget we offer £250 per successful referral.