In this exciting position you will be working closely with the Head of Children and Family Services to ensure that the service meets both nationally and locally determined quality standards and outcome measures, creating a culture of continuous development.
Your post will be integral to the Chlidren and Fmaily Service Leadership Team, working closely with other senior managers playing a lead role in the strategic development of services for looked after children with an importance contribution to the future direction of Children's Social Care in West Berkshire.
The Looked after Children Service is a high performing service, achieving excellent placement stability, good participation and high quality placements. We are committed to embedding the restorative way of working with all our children in care and care leavers.
If you are:
- focussed on improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families
- confident at managing the high challenge and high support of muliti-professional stakeholders, constructively
- able to maintain a focus on the child/young person at all times
- knowlegeable in significant issues relating to children in care and care leavers
- committed to achieving the best outcomes
Then we want to hear from you!
At West Berkshire Council we offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, a generous annual leave entitlement of 29 days per annum rising to 34 days after 5 years service, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more.
The Council's relocation expenses scheme will apply to this role where an allowance of up to £8k may be payable.
Visit www.westberks.gov.uk/socialwork for more information about our benefits and support package, and to find out from our social workers and managers why West Berkshire is a great place to live and work.
Please contact Pete Campbell on 01635 519735 for an informal chat about the role.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
Interview date: Thursday 13th December.
How to Apply
Please complete an online application form.
This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.
West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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