Service Manager - 0 - 25 Together Service - Hertfordshire - up to £55,000 per year
Hertfordshire Council currently require a service manager to lead their 0 - 25 together service. You will either be based in Hemel Hempstead or Stevenage but you will be required to attend meetings both in and out of county on a frequent basis so you will need to have a full UK driving licence.
The role of a service manager is to be resilient and robust as well as imaginative and reflective with the ability to coach and mentor others. The 0-25 together service is a specialist service for disabled children, young people, young adults and their families. The team's focus is on safeguarding, enabling independence when possible and ensuring that service users can take part in their local community.
The service you will help deliver works collaboratively with health and education colleagues and supports young people by supporting their preparation for adulthood. Hertfordshire's 0 - 25 service is motivated by and dedicated to continuously improving social work practice.
You must have previous experience of managing a children's service.
Benefits of this Service Manager position:
- Lease car scheme (t&c's apply)
- Excellent career development
- Salary exchange for additional benefits
- Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
- Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback
- Support groups
- Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
- Excellent wellbeing schemes
Your duties as a Service Manager will include:
- Taking a leading role with the Head of Service in the continuous improvement of services
- Using effective analysis of risk and performance, outcome measures and the input of users, and carers, to develop the service
- Ensuring that the operational responsibilities of the service area function smoothly and to a high standard
- Making sure that supervision, team meetings and other service essentials work consistently well
- Managing the field social work provided to children and families and the associated resources
- Developing relevant, effective and easily accessible services
- Working in close partnership with schools, community health facilities and the voluntary sector to provide support services through a wide range of venues
- Being responsible for decision making about service user's safety and welfare
- Deputising for the Head of Service as and when required
- You must be a qualified social worker
- Previous social work management experience
- HCPC registered
- You must have clear demonstrable understanding of safeguarding children and be familiar with the related statutory process
- Good multi-disciplinary working skills
- Full, UK license
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