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Featured Job: Independent Reviewing Officers/Child Protection Advisors

Independent Reviewing Officers/Child Protection Advisors
Job number: CAFHE00696
Job type: Safeguarding
Location: West Sussex County Council, Bognor Regis area
Contract type: Casual
Closing date: 20-Jun-2017

Job details

Salary £22.21 to £23.83 per hour (which includes an enhancement for annual leave)
Casual hours worked on an as and when required basis
Based in Bognor Regis area

Interview date: To be confirmed

This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau check)

Job advert

We are looking to recruit to our pool of casual Child Protection Advisers and Independent Reviewing Officers. Candidates may have the skills, experience and knowledge to either Chair Child Protection Conferences, or Children Looked After Reviews, or they may be sufficiently experienced to perform both roles. Whilst hours cannot be guaranteed for these roles, we are keen to hear from candidates who are prepared to be flexible and responsive.

We need someone who is emotionally intelligent, who possesses high levels of confidence, which allows them to scrutinise and respectively challenge practice from a child-centred perspective. Scrutinising pace and purpose for improving the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children will be a crucial aspect to the role as will your relentless focus on achieving permanent solutions for children. You will also need to be flexible and creative in your approach to the work, as well as having a comprehensive knowledge of legislation, policy and procedure.

You will be required to be registered with the HCPC and have a CQSW / Social Work Diploma (or equivalent), front-line management experience and be looking for a role where you can promote best practice in all areas of safeguarding or looked after children.

For more information, and an informal discussion, please contact:

Suzanne Stokes (Team Manager for the Independent Reviewing Officers) Suzanne.stokes@westsussex.gov.uk or Joe Padfield (Team Manager for Child Protection Advisers) Joe.Padfield@westsussex.gov.uk

For further details on the role and instructions how to apply:

Please use this link to West Sussex County Council job pages.  Entering the reference number ‘CAFHE00696’ into the keyword search will take you to the job.

West Sussex – Youtubes

Annie McIver, Director of Family Operations, speaks about the work of the Children’s Social Care Team (first published on 7 Apr 2016):

Children’s Social Care: Our Team (first published on 7 Apr 2016):

Our mission is to help bring about improvements in practice and policy. Holding children at the centre of what we do through our work with and for them, we aim to lead and promote excellent care and services. The partnership consists of an elected Chair and elected Regional Leads who represent their regions at a national level (two from each of the nine regions within England).

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