Independent Reviewing Officer - Social Work

Location West Sussex, England
Salary £37 - £44 per hour
Discipline
Chair a range of meetings to safeguard and promote the welfare of children,
ensuring that plans are formulated and progressed by Children’s Social Care and
their partners, that are conducive with ensuring that the best outcomes are
achieved for children and their families.
Job Description & Person Specification
Ensuring that the child’s plan is SMART, outcome focused and that progress is
measured in accordance with the impact that the plan is having upon improving
children’s outcomes, including promoting permanence for children.
Ensuring that plans formulated are informed by the child’s lived experiences and
to engage with children and their families, ensuring that they are supported to
share their wishes and views either via attendance and/or representation at all
meetings.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence the actions of others
and communicate wide ranging information which may be complex and
contentious. Including the ability to negotiate solutions across wide areas of the
business and successfully convince others of the need to take a specific course of
action or adopt a specific policy for the safety and protection of children.
Deliver presentations and training to a range of audiences in a variety of
settings.
Provide professional Child Protection, Safeguarding and Permanency planning
advice to specified agencies.
Monitor the implementation of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership
procedures and contribute to the development and maintenance of quality multiagency Child Protection and Safeguarding standards and practice.
Provide mentoring/coaching/on the job training to staff to encourage their
development.
Ensure that relevant data is collected for quality monitoring purposes.
Lead service projects and/or reviews, or contribute to corporate projects and/or
reviews, challenge existing practices and generating ideas and solutions.
Remain up to date and compliant with all relevant legislation, organisational
procedures, policies and professional codes of conduct in order to uphold
standards of best practice.
Work inclusively, with a diverse range of stakeholders and promote equality of
opportunity.
Contribute to and provide professional leadership of organisational change and
development and address performance management issues that arise
Actively contribute to the Quality Assurance aspect of the work undertaken by
the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance part of the directorate by participating
in the regular auditing of case files, observations of practice and thematic audits