Independent Reviewing Officer (Fostering) – Devon

Independent Reviewing Officer (Fostering) - Devon

Posted 2 weeks ago


Fostering Independent Reviewing Officer – Devon
Fostering Services
Rate: up to £48 per hour
We are recruiting for motivated qualified social worker to join our busy team. This role is with one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of the best places to live and work in.
This is a qualified role requiring you to be SWE registered and have relevant experience within fostering services.
Fostering – Countywide.
Based in County Hall, Exeter, other Devon office locations considered.
Job purpose:
Contribute to high quality fostering services through reviewing foster carers suitability to foster and terms of approval annually as required by the fostering regulations and with mind to the national minimum standards.
The fostering independent reviewing officer will conduct foster carer annual reviews and high quality reports for Fostering Devon. Quality assurance of service provision, including case management records will be an intrinsic part of this role. Individuals will have the necessary understanding and experience of the role of fostering and the role of an independent reviewing officer.
Main duties and responsibilities

  • Chair foster carer annual reviews as required by the fostering regulations.
  • Chair and minute annual reviews, ensuring all relevant information is shared and discussed. Information from a variety of sources should be incorporated, as stipulated by the fostering regulations and the organisation. Provide a clear summary of the meeting and recommended actions.
  • Highlight areas of good practice and areas for development for both the foster carer and the organisation.
  • Robustly review foster carers suitability to foster and capability to meet the needs of children, with consideration to their terms of approval. Provide a clear recommendation to the organisations decision makers and periodically to foster panel.
  • Provide quality assurance of regulatory requirements and report findings.
  • Provide analytical quarterly reports to the Agency decision maker identifying key findings and recommendations for service development.
  • Work within the organisations practice standards, policies, procedures and guidance and associated timescales to promote efficient running of the service.
  • Attend regular meetings with fostering managers to promote service development.
  • Evidence an ability to practice in an inclusive way that recognises the positive contributions of diversity. Actively promote equality of opportunity.
  • Prepare for and cooperate with internal quality assurance activity and regulatory inspections.
  • Evidence innovation and appropriate challenge in a way that enhances skills and promotes reflection and creates change.
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children, ensuring they are protected from the risk of harm and are central to everything we do.
  • Take appropriate and timely action to communicate any concerns about the care provided to children and report any immediate concerns about suitability to foster.
  • Undertake mandatory training relevant to the role and safeguarding children.
  • This post must be a qualified social worker who is registered with social work England.
  • This role involves high levels of direct work across the county and the individual will be required to be in Devon for a large part of the working week.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you.

  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Joe Thomas-Samuels on 07860876427 or for more information.