Service Manager (Children with Disabilities)
Lambeth is looking for a Service Manager (Children with Disabilities) to help us achieve our vision of making Lambeth one of the best places in the world for children and young people to grow up.
We aim to enable all of our young people to achieve, be healthy, be safe and be resilient. In this role, you will play a key leadership role in the delivery of high quality social care practice to ensure that these outcomes are realised.
In Lambeth, we have adopted a systemic approach – our “Children at the Heart of Practice” framework. This means that when we work with families, we are committed to starting from a position of strength empowering them to build on what is working well to make the necessary change to improve their quality of life.
We are driven by a focus on relationships, enabling and supporting change for families openly and collaboratively, and promoting children’s development and wellbeing.
We are looking for someone who is committed to this approach and who possesses the skills to improve standards of social work practice by embedding values such as those espoused by our Children at the Heart of Practice framework.
In 2018, Ofsted judged our services to be requiring improvement to be good. Since then, we have continued to make progress by building stronger local partnerships, piloting innovation projects, and striving for the highest standards of social work practice.
As Service Manager CWD in Lambeth, you will play a key role in leading service-level improvements with a particular focus on developing social work practice, managing budgets and partnership working as well as project management over the exciting social workers in schools and Flourish projects.
You will need to support social workers to be the agents of change and to empower and support them to spend their time doing good quality, meaningful social work, coproduced and tailored around the needs and issues of each family they work with.
You will need exceptional interpersonal skills, strong data analysis skills to be able to identify issues and address them within your service and be able to successfully develop working relationships with partners to achieve effective and excellent multi-agency working.
For this role you must have a recognised qualification in Social Work, be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have management experience in a Children’s Social Care service.
Click the 'Apply' button below and complete an online application form today.
Submit a CV and a supporting statement explicitly evidencing how you meet the shortlisting criteria marked with an “A” on the job description. (max one side of A4)
The closing date for receiving completed application forms is 23rd January 2022 at midnight.
Interview to be held shortly thereafter.
Find out more about why Lambeth is a great place to take the next step in your social work career, please visit our website:
Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information about the DBS can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs
Lambeth aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all and is committed to safer recruitment.
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