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Head of Children in Care Services

  • Employer: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: BMBC/21/172731
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 10/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £74,165 - £81,563
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Westgate Plaza, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

About the Post:

 

An opportunity has arisen to join our Children & Family Social Care service. We are seeking a highly ambitious leader who will work collaboratively and strategically to deliver outstanding social work services to children, young people and their families.

 

 

 

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.

 

 

 

Shape a better future with us

 

 

 

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.

 

 

 

Your role in our journey

 

 

 

As a Head of Children & Family Social Care, you’ll provide senior strategic and operational leadership across defined areas of the services, taking a lead role in the development and implementation of services and strategies which promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people across the borough. You will have responsibility for maintaining high performance and driving forward continual improvement in our social work teams. You will be an outstanding individual who understands the value of social work practice and who has substantial experience of delivering first class services to children, young people and their families.  You will provide support to the Service Director and develop operational relationships, shaping the right services and outcomes for them. This post will have responsibility for our children In Care services. We have 1 children’s home and development of a second imminent, plus a respite facility for children with complex health and care needs. Both recently rated as good by OFSTED. We have 2 fostering teams, a family time team, and our service manager provides a key link to the Regional Adoption Agency. Our % of children leaving care into Adoption is one of the top 5 performing local authorities nationally. Our children in Care team and our Future Directions team, supporting our care leavers has some outstanding performance areas. 2 service managers are well placed to support operational and strategic needs reporting through to the Head of Service

 

 

 

What you’ll need

 

 

 

To join us, you’ll need be educated to degree level or equivalent plus registration with Social Work England as a social worker. You will have relevant experience of working within the statutory, regulatory and inspection regimes of the public sector. You’ll certainty bring to the role a sound understanding of the legislative and policy framework around providing services to children, families and young people, CiN, Child Protection and Children in Care services. You will also as extensive professional knowledge of social work processes and interventions. Naturally, you’ll demonstrate what it takes to communicate at service manager or equivalent level of operational management in a large agency or organisation relevant to the provision of social care services for children, young people, families and adults. Crucially, you are determined to anticipate and plan for future developments and options and demonstrate a passion for improving outcomes.

 

 

 

A lot to look forward to

 

 

 

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So, we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding. Our social work teams are highly motivated, they take great pride in their work and strive to provide good outcomes for our children their families and our community.

 

 

 

For more information, please see our website: https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/hos-children-family-social-care

 

 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: BMBC/21/172731
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 10/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £74,165 - £81,563
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Westgate Plaza, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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