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Social Care Manager for Children and Young Adult Disability Service

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 905
  • Published: Tue 07/06/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/06/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 61461
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

Grade 11- £58173-£64749pa (plus Market Supplement of £3,500)  

The Children and Adults Disability Service (CAD) is a singly managed Education and Social Care service. We work together to achieve positive outcomes and reducing risk of harm to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

We are currently looking to recruit a Manager for our Social Care team within the Children and Young adults Disability Service. The successful candidate will join a lively and dedicated management team and drive the social care agenda within the service.

You will directly supervise 2 Deputy Team managers who will in turn supervise social care workers both qualified and unqualified, you will take responsibility for developing skills, expertise and knowledge for a wide range of practice issues whilst providing consultation, coaching and mentoring within the team.

Whilst managing staff and overseeing complex caseloads, including CIN, CP and Children in Care you will develop and maintain high professional standards and excellent social work practice within the integrated service. You will have a key role in ensuring social work contribution to Education, Health and Care plans and the delivery of short breaks.

 You will be responsible for monitoring the performance of the staff you supervise and ensuring statutory time frames are met.

 In this role you will play a key role in the delivery of a highly effective social care support service as we work to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disability.

You will be responsible for identifying gaps in provision and working with commissioning and other colleagues to develop provision to meet the identified social care needs of children and young people with SEND.

You will be responsible for leading the preparation for adulthood support overseeing the work of 2  P4A social workers within the team. You will be the link through to adult social care and will be responsible for tracking and monitoring the transition through to adulthood of young people with SEND.

About You

The successful candidate will be a proven leader with strong management skills including recruitment, and budget management.

You will have substantial experience of working with children and families, a social work qualification as recognised by Social Work England and post-qualification training, as well as excellent knowledge of current policy and practice including special educational needs and disability.

Your outstanding communication skills will be coupled with a proven ability to work collaboratively with multi agency partners and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of service providers.

Ideally you will have experience of working in a transition to adulthood role and knowledge of the legal framework relevant to Adult social Care

We ask that all those working in this service share our vision and commitments and in return we offer an extremely competitive salary, the opportunity to work in a friendly busy team. There are incredible opportunities to continue to learn, develop and have the opportunity to play a key role in an innovative service striving to make a significant difference to the lives of Children and Young people with SEND.

Please view Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Caroline Penfold on 01708 431743 or email on caroline.penfold@havering.gov.uk

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 27th June  2022,  however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be confirmed. 

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role

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  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 905
  • Published: Tue 07/06/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/06/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 61461
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering