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Service manager

  • Job reference: DH0203
  • Location: Barking, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Management
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Job description:
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate Service Manager to join our Corporate Parenting & Permanence service in our drive to provide an excellent service to our children in care and care leavers.

In Barking and Dagenham, we recognise the impact of issues such as neglect, domestic violence, exploitation, substance misuse on our parents and children that results in children coming into the care system and the importance of working in partnership with families and other professionals to improve the life chances of the children we are responsible for. We are committed to developing robust teams and services that are dedicated to achieving the very best for the children, young people and their families when children cannot live with their parents.

As a Service Manager your role will be central to providing exceptional and creative leadership for our Corporate Parenting Service and making a positive difference to children and young people who are in care or are Care Leavers. You will be required to plan, organise and manage your service, providing effective operational management oversight of casework and supervise your four team managers. You will work alongside your Head of Service on recruitment , practice development , performance management and quality assurance. You will create a culture where all your staff champion children in care and strive to be the best parents they can be , affording our children the opportunities and positive experiences that they all deserve .


About You
You are a passionate, caring and dedicated Service Manager who is able to think outside the box and develop creative solutions. You are committed to relationship-based practice in all your interactions with staff and service users. As a skilled communicator you will have the ability to work with a broad range of people and partners, including working respectfully with children, young people and their families in a truly co-productive way that encourages them to develop their own solutions and to identify what support they require. You will consistently ensure the views, wishes and feelings of our children, young people and their families are used to inform the plans produced by your teams, ensuring that all cases are safely and efficiently managed to agreed service standards, on time and within budget. Your strong interpersonal skills will allow you to work positively with partners to deliver innovative and integrated services that provide value for money.
Your leadership skills, broad experience of working with children, and young people and specialist knowledge within the Corporate Parenting arena and will ensure that your teams deliver and learn from good practice, are accountable for their work and are committed to improving outcomes.
If you share our vision and have the enthusiasm and commitment to succeed despite the challenge of high demand, then this job is for you.

Benefits of working with Service care solutions


Candidate Referral Bonus
SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!
(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)

Find your own job bonus
SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency you must be placed in the role for 4weeks before payment can be made!

Permanent Qualified Social Worker Bonus*
If you are placed in to a permanent position by SCS we will pay £250 after you have completed 12 weeks in the role!

Subsidised training
SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development

Loyalty Reward Scheme
SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Delanie Heyes at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email Delanie.Heyes@servicecare.org.uk