Service Manager - Referral and Assessment

Posted 11 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationBarking and Dagenham
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameHolly Astrop

Job description

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Service Manager to work within Barking and Dagenham Councils Assessment Team on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose

  • To lead and Provide overall operational and strategic management of a Service Area within Children's Care and Support
  • To ensure the effective and timely delivery of appropriate intervention and support services to children and their families
  • To ensure that national, local and service performance targets and priorities are met.
  • To ensure that the Service delivers consistently high standards of practice, good customer focus and effective professional interface.
  • To ensure Children's Care and Support is run as an effective and efficient business

Specific Accountabilities of the Role

  • To provide strong, visible service leadership and professional supervision in order to motivate, manage and develop service staff to deliver a culture of high-quality performance and continuous improvement.
  • To directly supervise and appraise multiple managers, who are each responsible for multiple teams made up of social workers, Intervention workers, partners &/or students
  • To ensure that an effective duty system is in place for the service area.
  • To drive excellent casework practice and best outcomes for children and young people.
  • To set up and ensure the maintenance of appropriate electronic systems to ensure that performance targets are monitored and met and that areas of performance risk identified are addressed in a timely way.
  • To monitor and ensure timely allocations, through hput, and closures of casework as appropriate.
  • To keep an oversight of the court work within the service and ensure compliance with court timetables, giving clear instructions to legal colleagues.

You will need to be:

  • SWE registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly