PERMANENT Service Managers job in London
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Date Posted||August 6, 2018|
Social Workers (All Grades)
Service Manager – Assessment
SALARY £52,092 – £57,492
We are seeking a Service Manager to manage and develop the Assessment service, that provides short term statutory child protection. The council we are representing has been on a significant journey of improvement, with ambition to enable every child and young person to have the best start in life. they are committed to the “signs of safety” and we need exceptional leaders who are committed to embedding this model of working and understand that good quality social work engagement can make a difference for children, young people and their families with whom we are working. They are committed to providing “the right support for the right child at the right time” this post is key to delivering the first response right for every child.
The Service Manager will work closely with the Head of Service for Children in Need of Support & Protection, partner agencies and Early Help. We need someone who is creative, innovative and motivated to safeguarding vulnerable children. It is an excellent opportunity to build upon good practice and you will effectively performance manage and lead the service. You will be responsible for 5 direct reports Assessment Team Managers, 5 Senior Practitioners, 21 Social Workers and 1 Domestic Violence Senior Practitioner. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to lead and take responsibility for the further development strategically of short term child protection. You will be an experienced Service Manager within the area of short term child protection, with a passion to lead and motivate staff to demonstrate best practice. You will have the ability to manage risk and use of multidisciplinary working with partner agencies is essential. We also want you to be a qualified social work practitioner as well as HCPC registered with experience of leading and managing children’s social care services (including high risk and high complexity work) that deliver high quality performance and good outcomes for children & young people
What we offer
- An attractive salary, option of pension scheme, interest free season ticket loan and flexible working.
- Learning and development opportunities including management training courses are supported by the Council.
- You will benefit from a strong and stable management team which is keen to invest in you and your career to help you reach your potential.