Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO)

Northampton, Northampton
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW349359_1550498785
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-18
  • Location: Northampton, Northampton
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-19
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind are currently hiring for an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) to join their team within the Northampton area.

The Independent Reviewing Officer post involves fulfilling the statutory role of independent oversight of care planning for looked after children; promoting better outcomes for the children and young people.

The responsibilities of an IRO includes:

  • To lead on ensuring effective, outcome-focused systems are in place to review the plans for Looked After Children
  • To take a lead role in specified developmental tasks and projects in the areas of Looked After Children
  • To advise the Service Manager on the development of Council child care policies and procedures
  • To provide consultation on complex child care matters across the Directorate, to include team managers and social workers
  • To carry out audits on social work practice, analyse and report on performance of the service
  • To monitor and review care planning and case work progression are set out in the IRO Handbook
  • You will be responsible for reporting on the Local Authority's performance as corporate parent and have the skills to appropriately resolve concerns at the appropriate management level when required, using escalation and dispute resolution processes

Requirements of an IRO:

  • 2 years recent experience ideally within management and/or delivering supervision
  • HCPC registered
  • You will need to hold a drivers licence and have access to a car
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £45.00 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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