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Housing Team Manager - Camden

  • Job reference: LMCOHGCAM1
  • Location: Camden, London
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Scheme Manager
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Job description: One of the largest Housing Associations in London and the South East are recruiting for a permanent Team Manager to lead their 8-bed, 24 hour complex needs young parents' scheme in Camden, including the implementation and monitoring of support plans, risk assessments, customer reviews and parenting assessments.

The Role
The focus of this role is the implementation and monitoring of support plans, risk assessments, customer reviews and parenting assessments.
The first six months of the role will be a challenge, involving learning to understand the service, its' operation and the information you will have to take in. You will be expected to work with the team to improve the service, but as consistency is key, you will not be expected to change everything immediately.
In the position, you will have the the following tasks and responsibilities:
*Supervise a mixed staff team of 14 and ensure the delivery of a high-quality service to complex needs young parent's in Camden.
*Size of team 2 SSO's, 6 SO's, 2 waking night staff for each shift, Deputy Manager - it's one family per SO's very specialist service - supported living
*Actively promote the service to internal and external stakeholders.
*Be adept at report writing for child focused meetings and professionals' meetings
*Provide support and advice to staff with their day to day work and manage performance issues when and if they arise.
*Attend and present the service at panels and forums when required.
*Co-ordinate the management of referrals and recording.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require previous experience working with families in a supported housing setting; you will need to be able to write clear and concise reports and it is essential that you have a NVQ Level 5 in Social Care or equivalent.
You will also have experience in liaising with the professional network, including close liaison with Social Services, Youth Offending Team (YOT), family courts, and safeguarding teams.
*Have a good understanding of parenting assessments as well as early years foundation.
*Have experience and understanding of child development
*Be proficient on electronic recording systems (CURA is the in house system) .

The Hours
This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week. This will mostly be Monday to Friday, however, a level of flexibility is required as this is a High Risk Assessment Service, therefore hours may exceed that 9am - 5pm, additional availability at evenings or weekends on occasion when dealing with incidents or service delivery.

The Package
This is a permanent contract, offering a salary of £31,000 - £33,000 per year, dependent on experience. You will also receive the following benefits:
*Sector leading pension contributions
*Ability to buy / sell Annual Leave
*Paid voluntary time
*Travel season ticket loans
*A healthcare cashback plan
*Innovative, in-house learning and development offering
*Study leave - up to five days off per year to study toward a relevant qualification.
*Career break - after three years' continuous service

How Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk. You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 discuss the role in more detail.