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Service Manager – Placements Service

  • Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
  • Temporary / Full Time
  • Sam Boggis
  • £400 - £450

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Service Manager to work with a Placements Service in Calderdale. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and will be paying £400 – £450 per day (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

Ensure the safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable children of Calderdale.

Tirelessly pursue improved outcomes for children, especially those which are looked after or subject to Child Protection Plans.

Ensure the effectiveness, availability and value for money of all local authority services for children and young people.

Enable the Head of Children’s Social Care to provide leadership for Children’s Social Care.

Secure and sustain the changes to culture and practice that will improve outcomes for all children and young people.

Support the development of effective partnerships within and between the local bodies that provide children’s services to focus resources (financial, human and physical) on improving outcomes for all children and young people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct line management responsibility for Locality Team/Unit Managers within Children’s Social Care and through them, for a range of social work, child care, administrative and business support staff.
  • Make strategic decisions and make recommendations to the Head of Service and Group Director of Children & Young People’s Services regarding policies, and service development in Children’s Social Care.
  • As a member of the Children’s Social Care Management Team to ensure that all appropriate mechanisms are in place for achieving continuous improvement in the performance and development of the Service with particular responsibility for the effective performance management of Children’s Social Care.
  • Lead and manage a designated service area, ensuring that appropriate strategies, policies and procedures are developed and implemented to ensure the effective delivery of the service.
  • As part of the Senior Management Team in Children’s Social Care have lead responsibility for ensuring that services are in place to protect children and young people across Calderdale and that safeguarding duties and responsibilities are effectively fulfilled.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by Social Work England.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Up to date SWE registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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