Trowbridge Conference and Reviewing officer SW4011

  • Temporary
  • South West
  • Role: Rolling contract
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Reference: SW4011
  • Posted 3 months ago

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.