Head of Service – Access, Support & Intervention - CSR B (£82,703 - £87,968pa) plus market supplement of £10k per annum
Croydon has an exciting opportunity to lead our ‘Front Door’ and ‘Young Croydon’ services within the Children, Families and Education directorate. As Head of Service for the Single Point of Contact you will lead the multi-agency response for requests for services; Croydon Supporting Families Service undertakes assessments of risk and need providing brief intervention throughout. Our Family Solutions Service offers targeted early help interventions. Young Croydon comprises of our Youth Offending Service; Youth Engagement and Adolescent Team leading on extra familial harm.
Croydon’s practice model utilises systemic ideas to underpin family led relationships for children and families. An established multi-disciplinary clinical team supports all services enabling risk to be shared and a strengths based approach to improving outcomes for children.
Your experience of working in a statutory setting will allow you to operate with confidence and emotional intelligence within a demanding context; using research to support your decision making creating positive change in children and young people’s lives.
We are looking for an experienced social work manager to join the senior leader leadership team of Children’s Social Care. You will need to have significant experience working in statutory children’s services within diverse urban environments and a clear commitment to Croydon’s values.
The successful candidate with have:
• Social Work qualification and SW England Registration
• Substantial experience of social care practice leadership within the remit of this role.
• Experience of working within multicultural communities applying systemic approaches to challenging oppression and discrimination.
• Knowledge and experience of developing social care practice through innovation and partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
Croydon’s strength is its shared vision and high aspirations for all its children – it’s a special place to work. Our best asset is our talented, diverse workforce and community.
We look after our colleagues by offering them an excellent working environment with great benefits which include 31 days annual leave, a pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%, development opportunities, laptop and phone to allow you to work in an Agile working environment.
For an informal conversation about the role please contact Róisín Madden, Director of Early Help & Children’s Social Care email@example.com.
Closing Date – Sunday 3rd October @11.59pm
Interviews will be held on Friday 8th October
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Childrens DBS check.