Social Worker -CASP Reviewing Officer

Location Cardiff
Salary £34.37 - £37.40 per hour
These are similar to the CIN plans in England
You will be joining an enhanced and revised Reviewing Hub, sitting alongside experienced Child Protection Conference Chairs and Independent Reviewing Officers. The focus and ethos of the Care and Support Plan Reviewing Officers, will be to ensure children and young people have the best plans that promote their wellbeing and safety.
Cardiff is committed to working in a strength based approach, utilising Signs of Safety. Knowledge and experience of this approach is essential, however training will be provided.
The Care and Support Plan Reviewing Officer role will introduce independent reviewing to all children and young people subject to a Care and Support Plan. You will need to review and make recommendations utilising outcome based care planning approaches, which will impact and improve lives of children and young people. This will include knowing and recognising where there are safeguarding concerns, or alternatively when non statutory services might better support a child or their family.
The main duties of the post holder will be to ensure you are focussed on the needs of children and ensuring they are addressed, minimising drift and checking the consistency of care planning and decision-making.
You should be a registered experienced Social Worker, have experience of working with Care and Support plans as well as Child Protection. You should also be able to demonstrate skills in chairing and reviewing care plans. An ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines and timescales is important. Good communication and organisational skills are also vital for this role