Service Manager - Fostering, Adoption and Residential Services Social Work

Location Liverpool, England
Salary £45 - £47 per hour
1. To provide effective leadership and management to staff within the service and ensure a high quality service is provided to children, young people and their families.
2. To embed a culture of continuous improvement underpinned by the robust use of the performance management and quality assurance frameworks.
3. To develop and sustain effective partnerships with partner agencies and jointly develop services/initiatives that will improve outcomes for children and young people.
4. To ensure that the service meets its statutory obligations and complies with statutory guidance and timescales.
5. To provide support and supervision to team members on a planned regular basis in line with the Supervision policy. This includes conducting annual Performance and Development Reviews and ensuring development plans are implemented.
6. To identify trends, changing needs and priorities in the provision of services as they relate to children and young people.
7. To develop and implement a service business plan and contribute to the Department’s business plan.
8. To manage a delegated budget, monitor expenditure and take action to remedy deficits.
9. To deputise for the Assistant Director and provide cover for other Service Managers, as and when required.
10. To chair meetings in line with service and departmental requirements.
11. To ensure protection of vulnerable adults, quality assurance and clinical governance policies & procedures are addressed and monitored in all areas of social and health care.*
12. To participate in the recruitment and induction of staff.
13. To respond to complaints, learning lessons and embedding these in practice.
14. Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date and only divulged in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the local government common law of duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Council facing financial penalties or court proceedings.
15. Take responsibility for developing and maintaining the required management knowledge and professional expertise for the role through Continuous Professional Development.
16. Take responsibility for obtaining regular professional supervision to ensure effective and reflective practice.
17. To effectively manage own allocated workload by appropriately prioritising tasks and through efficient time management.