Assistant Team Manager – Children & Young People’s SEND Brokerage Team
Job Title: Assistant Team Manager
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage (with flexible working)
Starting Salary: £38,296 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £42,503 (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
- Do you like making a positive difference to the lives of children and their families?
- Are you focused on developing staff to achieve service goals?
- Do you like a fast pace and rewarding role?
- Are you organised and diligent with excellent communication skills?
The CYP SEND Brokerage Team located within Specialist and Safeguarding Services in Hertfordshire is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced manager to join this busy team.
This is an interesting and multi-facetted role, commissioning support packages for individual families, which requires you to nurture effective relationships with a range of people and professionals, including parents and a diverse network of providers and community organisations for disabled children and young people. Therefore we are searching for someone who is creative and able to communicate with people of all levels.
You will be effective and solution focussed, working responsively and collaboratively with colleagues in case-holding, finance and commissioning teams. For example to identify gaps and develop a more varied pool of resources to appropriately meet needs, and providing effective support for families through self-directed support / direct payments.
The successful candidate will have organisation and supervision skills, and proven experience of managing staff, allocating and monitoring assigned work, providing advice and guidance especially with more complex tasks. You will hone your understanding of the care market, and listening to young people’s and parents’ feedback, you will be instrumental in ensuring services are brokered in a timely way, are personalised and needs led, represent value for money, and are appropriately quality assured.
Closing Date: 26th March 2023
Interview Date: 11th, 12th, 14thApril 2023
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Hazel Yabsley on 01438 843687 or Hazel.Yabsley@Hertfordshire.gov.uk
This is a fast-paced role within demanding and challenging market circumstances, therefore, you’ll need to be resilient, able to work under pressure and well organised, taking a pro-active approach to workloads and resolving pressure points, enabling the team to manage priorities effectively. You’ll promote team well-being and collaboration, taking pride in maintaining high standards of service delivery, identifying opportunities for learning and promoting good practice.
Its desirable but not essential to have a social work qualification for this role, you will ideally have an NVQ level 4 or above qualification in a related field and evidence of ongoing CPD.
We need you to have significant demonstrable professional experience within children’s social care, and understanding of the range of needs of disabled children, young people and their families. You’ll be experienced in responding effectively to safeguarding concerns and working in ways which promote children’s safety and well-being.
Brokerage or commissioning experience is essential, and you’ll need to be confident working within agreed financial and contractual frameworks and regulations, as well as relevant health and social care legislation.
You’ll be a driver with access to a vehicle for travel across the county. You’ll be competent in Microsoft packages.
If you are a flexible and adaptable person with decision-making and problem-solving skills, who is committed to working as part of the team towards continuous improvement through effective performance management, passionate about developing person-centred services and breaking down barriers to inclusion for disabled children and young people, we would love to hear from you!
Benefits of Working for HCC:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer 4 key questions. This is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge, and experience match what we are looking. If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employerand guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.
CS Roles Only: We expect all Children Services employees to fulfil Hertfordshire's Professional Promise for how children, young people & young adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities and their families should be treated. It is our agreement to place families and children at the centre of what we do, and helps parents and carers to understand and be able to hold us to account for how we provide our services. For further information please visit: ‘Professional Promise’