We are currently seeking a dynamic Team Manager in our Children and Young People with Disability Service to manage our 14-25 area of the service and deliver positive outcomes for children and young people within a diverse community. You will be required to take operational lead and to work collaboratively with health, education colleagues across Children and Adult Services and other partner agencies working with children and young people with disabilities and their families.
The Children and Young People with Disability Service 0-25 is collocated with MOSAIC, the integrated service for disabled children and young people who have complex developmental needs. Within this challenging role you will be responsible for supervision and line management of Social Workers, Senior Practitioners, Family Practitioner(s) and Short Breaks Assessor with a focus on partnership working, preparation for adulthood, quality assessments and care planning for children and young people with severe and profound disabilities and complex health needs from ages 14 to 25 years old.
If you are an experienced and highly motivated Senior Practitioner and you would like to progress your professional career or you are an experienced Team Manager who is ambitious, tenacious, and seeking an exciting opportunity to develop your skills, career and reputation, this fantastic offer gives you the opportunity to accelerate your learning and career progression within a dynamic, systemic social work environment.
The successful candidate will be a qualified social work professional. You will have a proven record of accomplishment of successful management leadership of a social work team or other relevant management experience. You will also have evidenced working knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements across the age range of 14-25 years. You will have the ability to assess need, develop, implement and manage a service plan and integrate budget planning. Ideally, demonstrate/evidence an understanding of research /knowledge in relation to Disability.
You will be able to contribute to service improvements through ideas and participating in projects as required. You will also need to be able to support customers facing crisis whilst liaising with other services to ensure wherever possible that we meet the needs of our residents.
This post will require an enhanced DBS check.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, Oyster Cards, Cycle to Work Scheme, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
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Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 9 January 2019 23:59
Interviews to be held: Friday 18 January 2019
Please quote reference: 180000TK
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