Sirona Medical Limited
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Independent Reviewing Officer

Sirona Medical are recruiting a Independent Reviewing Officer for Essex.

If you are available and interested in working with Sirona Medical as a Independent Reviewing Officer, please do not delay in contacting us.

Job Role: To provide an effective Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) service for children in care, in accordance with statutory regulation, guidance, and Essex County Council procedures.

To review the cases of children who are looked after as laid down in Volume 2 Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations (2021), and the IRO Handbook (2010).
The statutory duties of the IRO are to [Section 25B (1), 1989 CA]:

  • Monitor the performance by the local authority of their functions in relation to the child’s case.
  • Participate in any review of the child’s case.
  • Ensure the wishes and feelings of the child are given due consideration by the authority.
  • Perform any other function which is prescribed in regulations.
The Independent Reviewing Officer’s primary focus is to quality assure the care planning and review process for each looked after child, and to ensure that the child’s needs, wishes and feelings are given full consideration.

The review process should consider the child’s assessed needs, and their progress, and will agree both long term plans and more immediate steps that will meet these needs and promote the child’s welfare.

The purpose of the review process is to ensure that the child’s welfare is safeguarded and promoted in the most effective way while looked after by the Local Authority.
The IRO role is one of practice expertise in the area of children in care and care planning and should be pivotal in driving forward Essex County Council’s commitment to secure better and improved outcomes for children in care.

The IRO should actively contribute to ensuring that Essex County Council fulfils its responsibilities as a ‘corporate parent’ for all children in care, by providing scrutiny and challenge to all levels of practitioner and manager within the organisation.

Sirona Medical will be providing the Independent Reviewing Officer on an agency contract. 

This is a full time agency position.

This position is a home-based role with travel requirements across Essex and beyond.

To Apply;
  • Educated to Dip SW or degree level in Social Work practice.
  • PQ Childcare Award or equivalent by experience.
  • Current Social Work England Registration.
  • A proven ability to form and sustain relationships with children and young people and the ability to promote the interest, wishes and feelings of children in care.
  • A commitment to promoting family time and relationships with a child’s family of origin.
  • A comprehensive working knowledge and experience of working with children and families, and Children in Care and be fully conversant with all related statutory obligations, codes of practice and significant research findings.
  • A sound working knowledge and experience of operational planning and service delivery within children’s services in local government, with demonstrable and proven record of achievement in same.
  • Experience of chairing meetings involving children, parents and/or carers and other professionals.
  • The confidence and ability to work constructively with senior managers, offering a critical perspective and appropriate challenge.
  • A detailed understanding and awareness of the requirements of leading and managing change within a large, complex organisation.
  • Experience of providing social work supervision and support.
  • Experience of developing and implementing planning and performance frameworks in a multi-disciplinary and partnership environment.
  • A thorough understanding of the legal framework relating to looked after children and care leavers, including knowledge of the National Minimum Standards for fostering services and the Adoption Agencies Regulations 2005.
  • A thorough working understanding of the legal process and the issues involved when a local authority makes an application to the court for an order.
  • Knowledge of the evidence about what makes for good quality practice in working with children and families to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

What Sirona Medical will offer you: 
- Great pay rates dependent on specialities.
- Variation of locations you want to be booked.
- A dedicated recruitment consultant
- 24 hour support.
- Fast track registration with efficient compliance process.
An Excellent Referral Bonus Scheme!

We also supply Social Workers through to Team Managers/IRO's nationwide. 

Sirona Medical is a Healthcare Recruitment Agency supplying staff across many sectors within the UK. 
Sirona Medical has an excellent reputation for providing reliable Healthcare Professionals to Local Authorities.  
We are renowned for our fast, friendly and high quality service.

Our thorough recruitment process ensures that we only provide the very best talent to our clients.
With over 60 years combined experience in the recruitment industry, our experienced Recruiters are always available to provide you with the highest service levels.
Sirona Medical believes in the ethics of providing more than just a service, but a relationship that allows both clients and candidates, to feel that no matter the query, request or demand, we will meet and exceed your expectations.
Talk to real human, a real recruiter not a computer or an order filler, honestly we don’t bite, please give us a call when you are free or contact us via the advertisement apply button, alternatively send us an email.
Please contact the Social Work Department at Sirona Medical for more information

  • Start: 04/06/2024
  • Duration: 3 month with review to extend
  • Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
  • Location: Chelmsford,England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Sirona Medical Limited
  • Contact: Chloe Prior
  • Tel: 020 8050 2999
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: CP-2465
  • Posted: 2024-06-04 16:00:08 -

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