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Freelance - Independent Reviewing Officer

Fostering Independent Reviewing Officer, Kindercare, Northern Ireland

Due to service growth, we are looking for an Independent Reviewing Officer who will be office based.

Purpose of the role

The post entails the planning, preparation and chairing of annual foster carer reviews, and to quality assure the practice, supervision and support of Kindercare, Northern Ireland.

Person specification

Kindercare NI recruit foster carers for children in local Trust care and supports foster carers to develop their skills and knowledge to care appropriately for these children.

We now want to recruit an independent worker as our reviewing officer to ensure quality assurance and a critical eye is undertaken by persons not employed by the agency.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A recognised social work qualification, along with substantial post qualification experience in fostering or children’s services.
  • Valid NISCC Registration
  • Be required to have a current Access NI specific to the role
  • Good knowledge and comprehension of child care and fostering legislation, regulations, guidance and minimum standards
  • Able to work independently to ensure that Kindercare NI foster carers meet NMS requirements and expectations as excellent foster carers.
  • Able to respond flexibly to the demands of the post and prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to process and provide analysis of a wide variety of information
  • Be able to work independently and provide review reports in a timely and planned way.

You will require effective, reliable means of transport as the role may require travelling to foster carer homes to complete reviews although the majority of reviews will be office based. We offer a competitive fee and mileage allowance.

Please note that this is a Self-Employed role.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Quick Information

Freelance Independent


Competitive Fee and Mileage Rate

Independent Reviewing Officer

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