SW Locums are looking to find a Conferencing and Reviewing Officer to fill a vacancy in Wiltshire whilst our client recruits to fill the post permanently.
This is a full time role offering a negotiable pay rate to the right candidate.
The role has two key responsibilities:
- To effectively chair reviews which focus on ensuring there is a robust care plan for looked after children and young people, or chair initial and review multi-agency child protection conferences to decide whether a child should be subject to a child protection plan or whether a child protection plan can be converted into a child in need plan. The Conferencing and Reviewing Officer must ensure that all plans for children and young people are outcome-focussed and SMART.
- To oversee the quality of social work and other agencies’ front line practice including compliance with statutory requirements.
Essential Criteria for the role
- A recognised professional Social Work Qualification.
- Must be Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered or registered with Social Work England.
- Evidence of continuous professional development/training.
- At least 5 years post qualifying experience of working in a Social Care setting with children in need and children looked after,
- Experience of developing and implementing Quality Assurance processes (including auditing experience) and their application within a service focused environment,
- Experience of providing mentoring and support to colleagues or students.
- Experience of multi-agency working.
- Experience of producing outcome-focused plans for looked after children and young people or those subject to a child protection plan.
- Experience of collating, analysing, interpreting and presenting management information and outcomes.
- Experience of supervising front-line child care social work practice.
- Knowledge of the theoretical basis of child protection work including context of family and societal factors, risk assessment and management.
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current legislation and guidance supporting the safeguarding agenda and standards relevant to children in need and children looked after.
- Ability and confidence to work constructively with senior managers and partners, offering a critical perspective and appropriate challenge.
- Ability to relate and communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with a wide range of audiences including service users, professional staff and senior managers in various agencies.
- Ability and skill to act as a change agent, driving forward the changes which are required to drive improvement.
- Ability to collate, analyse, interpret and disseminate complex management information.
- Proficient in the use of technology.
- Ability to produce clear and concise reports of reviews and conferences.
- Excellent command of English.