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Independent Reviewing Officer - LAC IRO

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Looked After Children
Senior Social Worker
North West
St. Helens
£35 per hour
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Independent Reviewing Officer - LAC IRO - St. Helens - £35p/h

We are currently looking to recruit an independent reviewing officer to work in conjunction with the looked after children and child protection services in St. Helens. In this role, you will be required to chair looked after children meetings, child protection conferences and other safeguarding meetings. You will also be required to develop and ensure good and consistent practice for all children looked after by the local authority. 

Benefits of this IRO role:

  • Excellent rate of pay
  • Supportive team 
  • CV enhancement 
  • Career progression 
  • Long term contracts available 

Responsibilities as an Independent Reviewing Officer:

  • Consulting with children
  • Ensuring that the voice of the child remains central to care planning
  • Challenging the progress of planning when it is not improving outcomes for children
  • Promoting partnership working to improve the lived experience of the child
  • Chairing review meetings
  • Attending and chairing any meeting in conjunction with the review of a child's case
  • Occasionally chairing other meetings within the safeguarding unit
  • Working effectively in partnership with personnel within the local authority, key partner agencies, children and young people, their parents and their carers 
  • Ensuring the coordination and delivery of integrated services which comply with relevant legislation

You will have:

  • A social work qualification 
  • HCPC registration
  • IRO experience
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place *
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

For more information please contact

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 01612356960
Contact: Usman Hameed

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