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Practice Manager - Children Looked After

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/09/2019 12:00
£48,530 pa
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
The MarketPlace, 25-27 Market Place, South Shields
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Job details 

Closing date:
20 Sep

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This job is closed for applications.

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Practice Manager – Children Looked After, The MarketPlace
£48,530 pa

Come and join a “good” and “outstanding” Children’s and Families Service.

• Do you have a proven track record of delivering high quality services to children looked after?

• Are you committed to providing an outstanding service for our children and young people?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

As part of South Tyneside's drive for continuous improvement we are looking for an enthusiastic, positive person to manage one of our two Children Looked After Teams as part of the Integrated Children Looked After Service.

“Workforce development is a significant strength, and there is a very strong commitment to continuing professional development. South Tyneside appropriately prioritises recruitment and retention of high-quality professionals.” (OFSTED 2017).

Having been graded as Good by Ofsted we are determined to push the service to the next level and improve things further to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people.

The commitment to our children and young people is council wide, including our partners. Initiatives to improve the service include a recent move to a purpose built location that is central, and brings together services for children looked after – our young people have been key contributors to the planning.

We are looking for a manager with clear leadership and motivational qualities who is committed in their approach to improving outcomes and leading our aim to provide an outstanding service for children looked after and care leavers. The successful candidate will need to have a highly developed specialist knowledge of young people leaving care.

Yes, there will be challenges and tough times ahead but there is no better feeling than achieving best outcomes for our children and young people. That is why we encourage new ideas and new ways of thinking; you will need to place children and young people at the heart of everything you do.

If you have real drive and ambition and are professionally qualified with substantial post qualifying experience and feel that you have the people skills to develop a team of social workers within an integrated service, then we would like to hear from you.

Please contact Tony Joyce, Service Manager: (0191) 424 4647.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 20 September 2019

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