The role of Adolescent Service Manager is to lead a multi agency team of practitioners to deliver a high quality service to complex adolescents. You will be one of a team of 5 Adolescent Service Managers, each responsible for specific areas of expertise, whilst working closely together to best meet the needs of this cohort.
There are currently two Adolescent Service Manager vacancies available. One has the lead for Adolescent Health within the service, and is therefore responsibility for the children and young people substance misuse services, sexual health and a small CAMHS team. This post will lead on substance use, sexual health and mental health agenda within the service. The second, a new position, will lead on the Extended Adolescent Team (EAS). EAS is a team aimed at children and young people at risk of exploitation or at risk of care, supporting young people in a flexible child centred way. You will also be responsible for the further developing the contextual safeguarding practices in the service and the procedures around missing children. We have recruited to one of the post and will be looking to recruit to the second through this process. The decision around who best fits which role will be made after recruitment, in consultation with the successful candidates.
Interview Date: 10th June
For further information on this role please contact Tania Riedel (Head of Service, Adolescent) on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07826 951739
About the role
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Service Manager to our Adolescent Service, who will be part of a team of four Service Managers, all with different Specialisms, working together to provide an integrated offer to a cohort of adolescents with complex needs. The needs of this cohort include substance misuse, exploitation, edge of care, youth offending, mental and sexual health.
You must be an experienced social work manager with children's safeguarding and care expertise and knowledge including relevant child care regulations and guidance. You will need an in depth understanding of the needs of complex adolescents and well developed partnership skills.
You will need to have proven management skills and experience in child care legislation.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
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