Service Manager, Children’s Disability Service

Location Bradford
Salary £28.05 - £30.50 per hour
 To be responsible for the effective leadership and management of children’s complex health
and disability team and residential respite provision within BMDC and ensuring that the
provision achieves good outcomes for vulnerable children and also contributing to good
outcomes for children in need of protection and/or looked after young people.
Ensure robust safeguarding practices and policies are in place and fully implemented, and
will provide visible leadership to a service that champions high quality provision and seeks
to continuously improve outcomes to the most vulnerable young people in the community.
To ensure the statutory requirements, national and local policy and procedures in relation to
the provision of services to children with disabilities is adhered to at all times and manage
resources efficiently and effectively, prioritising need and working cooperatively within the
Service Management Team.
Main Responsibilities of Post: Max 15
1. To ensure that assessments, plans, interventions and reviews (APIR) processes are
timely, well planned, child focused and follow the appropriate statutory and decision
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making framework.
2. Investigate and make recommendations to senior management concerning matters of
staff conduct and professional responsibilities.
3. Provide direct line management and have supervisory responsibility to up to 8 front
line managers and promote their professional development.
4. Promote participation and the child’s voice as part of your leadership of the CCHDT &
Residential Respite service putting child focussed decision making at the centre of
your practice.
5. Build and sustain effective working partnerships across statutory services and the
VCS to promote joined up, and effective responses to children and families.
6. You will be jointly responsible for the recruitment and selection of the workforce
required to effectively run this service area ensuring that safe and appropriate
recruitment processes are followed.
7. Provide strong leadership to the service area working alongside your colleagues to
develop effective communication and to ensure continued service development.
8. Ensure that the service area is subject to effective financial management and works
to a budget.
9. Operate to meet local and national targets, performance managing a service area,
ensuring continual progress and improvement.
10.Address poor performance in an effective and supportive way to ensure that
outcomes are achieved for children and young people.
11.Exercise a high degree of professional judgement within Council guidelines and will
be expected to be self reliant on a day to day basis.
12.Provide regular high quality formal supervision to their managers.
13.Ensure requirements of Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act are met.