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Service Manager - Children's Social Care - Brent

  • Job reference: BrentSM220920
  • Location: Brent, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Service Manager - Children's Social Care - Brent
Service Care Solutions are looking for a Service Manager to join the team at Brent Council. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing Child Protection Conferences, LADO work, LAC Reviews and advocacy provision, and be responsible for the line management of 4 Child Protection Advisors, 1 LADO, 1 Contextual Safeguarding Lead and 2 IRO's.
This is a locum post.

PAY - to be confirmed
HOURS - 40 per week
CONTRACT - 6months

HOW TO APPLY - please send your up to date cv to Jennifer.lynch@servicecare.org.uk or call Jennifer on 01772 208964 for more information

WHAT YOU NEED
*Recognised social work qualification
*Evidence of significant relevant continuing professional development
*Satisfactory enhanced DBS
*A thorough knowledge of legislation and guidelines relating to safeguarding and child care planning and policy
*A track record of achievement at a management level in a similarly large and complex organisation including experience of working within, and knowledge and understanding of the full range of statutory functions of local government in relation to the children and young people department
*A clear understanding of the needs of the service for the care group, and the impact that the DfE Assessment framework and performance management systems will have on the planning and provision of services.
*An in-depth knowledge of child protection and child care issues and the ability to set high standards to promote best practice in this area
*Demonstrate a clear understanding of the principles and practice of Brent's equal opportunity and customer care policies

Benefits of working with Service Care Solutions
*A specialist consultant specific to you with a wide range of social work knowledge
*Excellent and competitive rates of pay
*An extensive range of exclusive Social Work vacancies available throughout the UK
*Expert payroll service processed twice per week
*Frequent job updates sent to you exclusively to meet your requirements
*£250 bonus offered for referring a friend to any job role
*Loyalty Bonus Scheme

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.