Head of Service: Children in Need and Child Protection
We know what’s needed to improve the services we deliver to Tameside’s children, and we’ve already come a long way. Now we’re investing in strengthening provision for children in need and child protection, looked-after children and care leavers, and building an integrated team that can make sustained progress.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced social worker to join us in this pivotal leadership role. You’ll take overall responsibility for the strategic management and development of social work and associated support services, so that we can deliver improved outcomes for children and young people. You’ll lead the full range of services which support children in need, those at risk of harm, and those who are cared for. This includes the provision of placements in substitute families and other settings.
Candidates will be experienced senior social workers, with a track record of team management and of working through challenging cases. You’ll bring a ‘whole system’ approach, with a nuanced understanding of field work, casework, court processes and assessment in both s. 17 and s. 47 scenarios. Additionally, we’re looking for evidence that you have a deep understanding of risk, and have exercised consistently sound judgement through your career to date.
We want to hear from people who have experience of driving service improvement in similar environments focused on supporting and meeting the needs of vulnerable children, with experience of managing complex risks, building partnerships with other agencies, and mobilising all available resources in the service of a better future for our children.
Please visit www.proventureconsulting.co.uk to find out more or call either Mark Tobin (07717 725844) or Stephen Cooley (07747 698829) for a confidential discussion.
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