Independent Reviewing Officer
As part of our commitment to promoting the best outcomes for children in York, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join Children’s Services.
About the role;
As an Independent Reviewing Officer you will help maintain excellent scrutiny, challenge and support in the planning and delivery of support to children and young people in care, subject to child protection plans and Supervision Orders.
You will be passionate about promoting the voice and influence of children in planning for their lives, with excellent interpersonal and reporting skills.
You will have good analytical skills, ability to chair challenging, and at times emotionally charged, meetings and have the ability to achieve collaborative resolution of complex safeguarding and service provision issues.
You will be skilled in confidently working with children of all ages, their families and carers, multi agency partnerships and senior managers.
Applicants must have current professional registration with Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
Significant post qualifying experience including
- Experience of delivering successful outcomes children and young people in care
- Experience of working with children in need of safeguarding.
- An ability to use management information systems to ensure the service meets its statutory requirements.
You can look forward to a generous pay and reward package including:
- Competitive salary
- Up to 29 days annual leave
- Family friendly policies
- Comprehensive staff benefits
- Manageable, monitored caseloads
- Supported working environment
- Regular reflective supervision
- Training and development
This is a 12 month Fixed term post
City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.
As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.
For CYC applicants ‘This vacancy is available as a secondment opportunity. Candidates must seek permission of their current line manager before applying for a secondment opportunity’
For further information or an informal discussion please contact, Sarah Olorenshaw Sarah.Olorenshaw@york.gov.uk
Closing date: Friday 26 November 2021 at 12 midnight
Interview date: To be confirmed