This is an exciting time to join Surrey County Council's Children with Disabilities Service as we move forward with imbedding the Family Safeguarding Model to improve outcomes for our children.
Working closely with our colleagues in Education and Health, the Children with Disabilities Service aims to safeguard and promote the welfare and development of disabled children whilst supporting them to be cared for, where possible, by their families at home. The service, made up of five teams across the county, provides parents with support to manage the care of children with substantial and permanent disabilities.
As one of two senior managers in post in the service you will be required to jointly plan, organise and manage the whole service. The service has embarked on an ambitious improvement journey and this role will provide both challenges and rewards for the successful candidate. Working in collaboration with your fellow CWD Service Manager, you will take the lead in specific areas of practice including SEND, assessment, finance, developing links with health colleagues, complaints, chairing relevant panels and decision making forums, supervision of three Team Managers, and working alongside the Academy to develop the workforce.
As a skilled communicator you will have the ability to work with a broad range of people and partner agencies, consistently ensuring the views, wishes and feelings of our children, young people and their families are used to inform assessments and Care Plans produced by your service, 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, and to be open to positive professional challenge to ensure our children and young people receive a service that promotes and supports their needs.
Your leadership skills, broad experience of working with children and young people, and specialist knowledge will ensure that your teams deliver and learn from good practice, are accountable for their work and are committed to improving outcomes.
To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement need to address the requirements detailed in the role profile attached at the bottom of this advert and you will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification.
- Your broad working knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding and relevant legislation relating to the rights of children with disabilities and their carers.
- An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills, and to develop these in others.
- Previous extensive managerial experience.
- Evidence of successfully building effective working relationships in times of change.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.Additional Information
For an informal discussion contact Juliette Blake by e-mail at Juliette.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/08/2020.
We'd love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people. We’ve made a great start in changing things for the better at Surrey and now want the best people to join us to continue the great work already achieved.
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and as such, this advert may close before the given date.
A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.Company Information
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