SEND Service Manager

Essex, Essex

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTW1209C_1568299282
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-09-12
  • Location: Essex, Essex
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-11
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care has a fantastic opportunity for a SEND Service Manager to join the Children's Social Care division for Thurrock Council

The role includes the strategic leadership, service development and effective management of Statutory and Regulatory Children's Social Care services. Provision of high quality services, ensuring performance management and review mechanisms are in place to monitor progress and achievement of service objectives and goals. Contribution to the Children's Trust, along with collaborative work with corporate colleagues and partner agencies and the development of staff working closely with service managers to establish best practice.

Main Duties

To lead and manage teams in achieving the highest standards of practice in work with vulnerable children, young people and their families, ensuring that at all times, children they are at the heart of service provision and developments

Ensure effective risk management practice, through the development of excellent inter-agency collaboration and communication

Ensure that children and young people within the borough are safeguarded from abuse

Ensure that timely and effective statutory processes are in place where there is a concern about a child or young person who may have suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm

Ensure that the interventions of children's social care teams are child centred, effective and timely and to act accordingly where this is not the case.

Skills and Requirements

Management qualification or Post Graduate diploma in related field or equivalent

Extensive knowledge of policies, statutory regulations and guidance relating to safeguarding and child protection

Ability to take lead responsibility for specific service developments

Ability to manage change and develop new services, where necessary, with partner agencies

Ability to apply perspectives and research to the provision of services for vulnerable children and their families

Ability to commission (where necessary) and set up / deliver programmes for vulnerable children and their families and monitor and evaluate their effectiveness.

If you are interested in this position, please call the office on 0203 743 6103 and speak to Alex Blyth or email your CV

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SEND Service Manager

Essex, Essex