Service Manager Children’s Social Care – Barnsley Council – Barnsley

Barnsley Council

Salary : £55,832 – £60,529

Working Arrangements : Agile Working 

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Flexible working arrangement: Yes, and we’re happy to talk flexible working arrangements with you  

Closing date : 31/03/2023 at 23:59

The successful candidate will be required to be available outside of services normal working hours as part of a standby rota to respond to out of hours service needs. A standardised standby payment will be made in respect of these duties. 

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check

About the Post:

Service Manager Children’s Social Care

We are an ambitious Local Authority looking for a Service Manager to lead and oversee the Children and Young Peoples Teams. We are committed to continued improvement activity in driving strength based, relational and collaborative practice in our work with children, young people, and their family networks.

You will be an experienced social work professional with substantial experience in the field of child in need, child protection and public law court proceedings. You will also have an interest in developing and constantly improving services.

At Barnsley we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services to our children, families, and communities. We want to make sure that we make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. You will lead your teams to deliver a service where children feel safe, are consulted about their concerns, are listened to, and responded to with appropriate actions. You will be focus on outcomes for children and young people ensuring that intervention in children’s lives are timely, proportionate, and impactful.

Reporting to the Head of Service you will be part of the management team. Our services are based on timely intervention and providing quality services to improve outcomes for our children and their families. A key aspect of the role is developing critical partnerships across the Council and with key partners, e.g. health, schools and the police, to deliver seamless services across boundaries.

We are looking for an experienced manager with a proven track record in managing employees, budgets and performance. You will have a strong understanding of what best practice looks like. We have a restorative, strengths-based approach to our work, ensuring that high quality relationships are at the heart of our intervention.

In return we will provide you with a comprehensive induction programme, dedicated supervision and a range of comprehensive Continuous Professional Development opportunities. 

If you feel that you have the skills, knowledge and experience which will help us to achieve positive outcomes for our children, young people and families in Barnsley then we would like to hear from you.

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