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Independent Reviewing Officer

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Grade J scp 35 £43,421 to scp 39 £47,420 per annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

We have a rare opportunity to join our team as an Independent Reviewing Officer for our children and young people in care. This is a two year fixed term contract initially to cover a secondment for permanent member of staff.

We are a stable and supportive team who hold children and young people at the centre of our practice.

As an IRO you will be responsible for holding CLA Review meetings for children in our care. You will be expected to visit the children and young people you support prior to their review meeting. You will also have duties to monitor casework across the service and quality assure the work being undertaken by the Department and where appropriate to critically challenge, to ensure the service works in the best interests of the children and young people involved.

About You

We are seeking somebody with energy, drive and commitment to support our children in care.

You will be an experienced Social Worker with a minimum of 5 years experience broad and detailed knowledge regarding Child Protection and Care proceedings as well as extensive experience and knowledge of children looked after.

You must be experienced and confident in chairing meetings and working with young people.

You will have a clear understanding of multi-agency working in partnership and be focused on ensuring timely and good quality services are being provided to the children and young people you are working with. You must be able to work in a restorative way and be confident to challenge when required.

About Us

This is your opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we have strong ambitions for the borough. 

Bolton is a great place to work. We are a welcoming organisation that wants to contribute to a place where people feel active, connected and prosperous. We are passionate about improving the outcomes and experience of Bolton people. We want Bolton to be a vibrant place built on strong cohesive communities, successful businesses and healthy, engaged residents.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment, by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, flexible work opportunities, access to a Pension Scheme, as well as a range of employee wellbeing and support services. 

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