Service Manager Young People's Accommodation Service

Lewisham, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC180620A_1592473140
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-06-18
  • Location: Lewisham, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-17
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced a Service Manager, to work within Young People's Accommodation services in the Lewisham area. In this role, you will be based at a service in Forest Hill, and will have oversight of three further services in the borough of Lewisham.

Main duties:

  • In this role, you will lead the development of the young person's services in Lewisham providing day to day management and leading the teams at each service to deliver a high quality individualised assessment and support service for young people with a range of complex and enduring needs that may be related to homelessness, leaving care, offending behaviour, gang affiliation, substance use and anti-social behaviour.
  • In this position, you will be working within a strengths and recovery framework to ensure the young person's needs and aspirations are at the centre of the support planning process and that all aspects of the service are delivered to the highest standards & are fully compliant with organisational values and contractual requirements and reflect current sector good practice
  • You will be overseeing a team which will include front line staff, junior managers & specialist to lead the development of SHP's young person's services in Lewisham providing day to day management and lead the teams to work as one service delivered across two sites. Ensuring the delivery of a high quality individualised assessment and support service for young people with a range of complex and enduring needs. Specifically in relation to homelessness, leaving care, offending behaviour, gang affiliation, substance use and antisocial behaviour
  • You will be confident at working within a strengths and recovery framework to ensure the young person's needs and aspirations are at the centre of the support planning process and that all aspects of the service are delivered to the highest standards & are fully compliant with organisational values and contractual requirements and reflect current sector good practice
  • You will be setting up an opportunities hub for young people which will include establishing links with PRS Landlords and brokering ETE services

Skills and knowledge:

To apply for this role, you must have:

  • Significant experience of effectively managing staff that work with the range of issues involved in the delivery of quality services to young people who may be at risk or looked after with complex needs including offending and gang affiliation
  • A proven track record of staff and service management and demonstrable ability to manage staff performance and motivate staff members to perform effectively
  • Experience of managing accommodation based services with a variety of tenures and knowledge of the associated housing management and health and safety requirements
  • A willingness to take part in an out of hours paid 'On Call' system on a rota basis
  • A demonstrably high level of numeracy, literacy and comprehension in order to be able to contribute to budget setting, monitor expenditure, write reports and review, analyse and extrapolate from written information

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. You may also be required to take part in an on-call rota.

Please send your CV over to heather.scase @twrecruitment.com

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