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Service Manager - Childrens - Special Projects

Job Field:
Social Worker Jobs
Foster care Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Nurse Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Health Visitor/Community Nurse Jobs
South Yorkshire
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PE Global Healthcare
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The main duties of the Service Manager post is to line manage the -
- Adoption Service
- Fostering Service
- Respite Children's Home
• To provide leadership and line management for a range of human, financial and physical resources within defined services and/or geographical areas. These resources form part of Local Authority led Children’s Services and are deployed locally within integrated or virtual working teams
• To be accountable for professional advice, guidance and instruction to managers and practitioners across work units and localities, including social care, health, early years and the third sector
• To develop effective strategic and operational relationships with partner agencies, including working across senior and middle management levels
• To work as part of an integrated management team, providing effective cover in the planned and unplanned absence of Service Management colleagues within Safeguarding and Social Care
• Effectively represent the Service at a range of internal and external forums, relating to the development of systems, policy and practice across the integrated services
• Drive forward the key areas of responsibility of the post, ensuring effective services are commissioned and delivered to children and families, securing best outcomes for some of the community's most vulnerable, while ensuring council services are value for money
• To provide operational leadership for the embedding of specific service assessment ensuring the children with additional needs are identified and receive the support they need
• To support the leadership and management of Children's Services and provide specialist leadership expertise relating to change management processes
• To contribute to and promote the agenda for integration, innovation and excellence across Children's Services ensuring coherence with relevant policies and strategies
• Lead and manage the relevant teams ensuring that vulnerable children are identified and receive a timely and responsive service according to assessed needs
• Contribute and manage the development of systems and processes to ensure effective performance management frameworks, systems and accountabilities across services and organisations, in keeping with the statutory responsibilities of Children's Services
• Be responsible for ongoing management and effective use of resources for e.g. wellbeing space at Advanced Learning Centres or residential units
• Develop multi agency Panels to identify and coordinate appropriate support for children and families
• To manage and be accountable for assessment and high level decision-making in relation to Children in Need and Children at Risk of Significant Harm and children in care as defined by relevant legislation
• Manage and be accountable for high level risk and decision making in relation to children in need of protection, at risk of significant harm, children on the edge of care and children in care. Operate effectively in the context of the legislative framework, local and national policy/guidance/procedures, in the management of risk and service provision

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