Knowsley Council is looking to recruit a Service Manager - Inclusion with a background in Children’s Social Care and SEND to a senior officer position within the Inclusion Senior Management Team.
Are you passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND?
We are seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to join our Inclusion Senior Management Team. The person must be able to work across education, health, and social care with a proven track record of management, multi-agency working, challenge and improved outcomes.
The individual will work as part of the wider Inclusion Senior Management Structure contributing to an improvement team consisting of the Head of Service Inclusion, Education Improvement Officer SEND, Inclusion Service Manager and the Principle Educational Psychologist.
The post holder will line manage several managers within the service as well as contribute to the wider SEND and Children’s Social Care Improvement agenda, leading on key projects and work streams as directed by the Head of Service.
A passion for improving the life chances of children with SEND is vital as well as experience across all disciplines of social work.
The successful applicants will need to be qualified and professionally registered as a social worker, have knowledge of current legislation, have demonstrated their experience and abilities in respect of working in partnership with children, young people, families, and partner agencies.
In Knowsley we use the Signs of Safety model across all levels of service in social care with Liquid Logic being our platform. As service manager you will be responsible for the line management of both the Children with Disability Social Work Team and the SEND Team manager guiding, directing, and shaping improvements in practice. Knowledge of both service areas is vital.
A comprehensive training package in respect of Signs of Safety as well as many other areas of practice and career development will be discussed and offered as part of continuous professional development.
The Service Manager will work closely with the Heads of Service and Team Managers to ensure caseloads are manageable and staff are well supported. Contributing to the wider Children’s Social Care and SEND Improvement plans driving performance improvements and service developments from a strategic position within the council.
Successful applicants will enjoy the following benefits:
Easily accessible location (15 mins to Liverpool, 30 mins to Manchester by rail), with staff car parking permits available;
Working within a supportive and team orientated environment, based in the brand in Huyton;
Generous Local Government pension scheme
Access to working rewards including: cycle scheme, staff technology purchase scheme, discounted gym membership (with Volair), and a host of other local discounts.
A friendly, supportive and committed team with professional business support.
An opportunity to contribute to the design and development of the Service, enhancing our role through multi-agency working with a variety of partners.
An appropriate induction period and regular supervision.
Car user allowance and mileage.
Flexible home working arrangements and flexi-time working agreements.
Please read through the Conditions of Service, job description and person specification for more detailed information in respect of the role. For an informal discussion, please contact Mike Wharton – Head of Service inclusion on 0151 443 3994
How to Apply
Please apply online by clicking the link below. Please note applications cannot be considered without the completion of the form in full