Our Client in the Thurrock (Area) is looking for an experienced Independent Reviewing Officer/ CP Chair for the Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Team
Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Team
Independent Reviewing Officer / CP Chair
An Independent Reviewing Officer / CP Chair Principle Duties – Chairing Looked After Children’s Reviews / Quality Assurance Flexible working – may involve chairing meetings in the evening Must be able to travel across the country for meetings
To be involved in setting up and maintaining effective quality assurance systems to monitor & measure performance within plans and reviews as well as assist practitioners & teams to do same. To form active links with operational managers and staff to review work in an open and non-defensive way. To ensure a strong commitment to anti-discriminatory practice is present in all work undertaken across the children’s division.
To monitor and disseminate national research findings and best practice initiatives on reviewing, and childcare practices to ensure Thurrock stays at the cutting edge of practice.
To chair initial and subsequent children looked after statutory reviews, child protection conferences and children in need meetings, and to ensure a robust and quality reviewing service is in place.
To take responsibility for ensuring performance is of a high standard in the Plans & Reviews service and to assist practitioners & teams in meeting high standards.
To chair statutory reviews and other case related meetings, working with Team Managers to ensure information is prepared in a timely fashion and to a high regard.
To manage a system of reviewing that allows maximum participation of parents and children, as appropriate.
To ensure that reviews are convened on time and minuted to the highest standards and that accurate records are kept of children looked after.
To make child-focused, needs led care plans that also take into account resource implications.
To work in partnership with children looked after and their families with a view to returning children home whenever this can be achieved safely and in the best interests of the child.
To collect, interpret and disseminate statistics on children looked after in the borough, particularly in relation to national practices and trends.
To chair reviews and other meetings, as necessary, and to work with other chairs in monitoring and measuring the performance of staff and services before, during and after reviews.
To use systems & tools to monitor & measure performance across the children’s division, i.e. audit tools, practice standards, statistics, performance plans, etc, to inform on performance and practice. To work closely with team/practice managers & practitioners in assisting them to improve performance & meet targets set out in performance plans.
To provide supervision, where appropriate, & guidance to support staff within the plans & review team.
To inform & report to the quality & performance manager and other senior managers on performance across the children’s division & attend CFMT meetings, & any other appropriate meetings.
To ensure full compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, etc., the Council’s Health & Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work.
To actively promote the Equal Opportunities Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place.
At the discretion of the manager such activities as may from time to time be agreed with the nature of the job description described above.
If you are interested please apply below or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact me on the below details
|Samuel Noakes Regional Team Manager
RT Social Carep:01992 535770 | e:email@example.com | w:www.rt-socialcare.com