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Independent Reviewing Officer - Children's Services - Kirklees

Independent Reviewing Officer - Children's Services - Kirklees - £35p/h

We are currently recruiting for an Independent Reviewing Officer in Kirklees.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of Child Protection and LAC work in a fieldwork or residential setting.

Due to the nature of this role, candidates with extensive post qualified experience will be considered.

Essential requirements:

- Previous post qualified with some managerial/supervisory experience such as Team Manager/practice teaching
- Able to apply good understanding of legislation in child protection and Looked after Children statutory requirements and local safeguarding procedures
- Able to chair and review with professionalism and sensitivity in a multi-agency setting whilst being able to deal with, and diffuse any potential disruptive behaviour and difficult situations
- Sound knowledge of all current child care legislation and Local Authority requirements
- Excellent written, oral and communication skills
- Able to lead on specific areas of work and deliver to an agreed business plan
- Able to communicate effectively both within and between organisations
- Able to chair multi-disciplinary meetings and maximise involvement of service users in the planning and review process
- Able to make decisions using sound professional judgement
- Experience of Child Protection and LAC work in a fieldwork or residential setting
- Suitability to work with client group

Desirable requirements:

- Experience of operating management systems including benchmarking
- Post qualifying award in child protection, PQ, MA etc.
- Qualification in management studies
- Experience of chairing Child Protection Conferences, Looked After Children reviews and other complex meetings
- Experience of the development of performance indicators related to quality standards

You will be responsible for:

- Single Assessments
- Section 47's
- Child Protection Visits
- Managing a large case load
- Writing reports for a variety of audiences
- Court work
- Writing Court Reports
- Attending LAC Reviews
- Attending Children in Need Meetings

You will be…

- HCPC registered
- Eligible to work in the UK

Why Liquid Personnel?

- Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
- Access to many exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
- Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
- Personalised job alerts tailored to your requirements
- “Refer a Friend” bonus get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place
- Twice weekly payroll

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer.

Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.