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Service Manager - Placements Service

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/08/2019 12:00
£53,464 pa (A market forces supplement will be considered for exceptional candidates subject to agreement)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Children and Families Social Care, South Tyneside
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Closing date:
30 Aug

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This job is closed for applications.

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Service Manager – Placements Service
(Children and Families Social Care, South Tyneside)
£53,464 pa (A market forces supplement will be considered for exceptional candidates subject to agreement)

Would you like to work for a service rated by Ofsted as Good with Outstanding features, within a Council recognised by the LGA as high performing? Would you like to work in an area where coast and country meet, with excellent facilities and transport links where 95% of schools are rated as Good or Outstanding?

We are looking for an outstanding manager who has the commitment and passion to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people are delivered across South Tyneside.

The pace of changes in our Children and Families Services continues to proceed rapidly in response to local and national drivers and opportunities. We have invested in our Children’s Homes, Developed an Edge of Care Service both of which are Ofsted rated as ‘Outstanding’. Our Short Break Service for Children with Disabilities is rated as ‘Good’ and we have agreed further investment in this service. We have also developed a Connected Person Service which offered tailored support to both Children and Connected People on an individual and group basis.

We have co-located our teams at Marketplace, which also has space for young people and we have recently invested in the co-location of specialist Mental Health Workers for Children Looked After.

We are also working with North Tyneside Council as Partners in Practice to achieve further improvements on a national platform.

We are looking for a Service Manager who will further develop and lead to ensure high quality placements meet demand of Placement Services where we deliver high quality services that provide placements to meet demand.

We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of the range of issues that impact on children looked after and placement services. If you are passionate about achieving positive outcomes for children and committed to working with an ambitious and creative & motivational management team then you could be the person we are looking for.

If you would like to know more about this exciting post then please contact, Shona Gallagher, Head of Children’s and Families Social Care on (0191) 424 4749.

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: 12 Noon, 30 August 2019

Interviews are to take place week commencing 23 September 2019

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