Service Manager Social Work - Childrens Services

Location Cornwall
Salary £42 - £45.01 per hour
Acting as the lead for the full range of professional functions, Service Managers work with Heads of Service to lead and manage a multi-disciplinary workforce that delivers children’s social care services including statutory social work and specialist areas of practice. These services safeguard and deliver improved outcomes for the most vulnerable children and young people within a geographical or specialist functional area of need and across the whole of Cornwall as required. Specifically, Service Managers deliver statutory social work and specialist social work services within the complex and acute tiers of need determined by Our Safeguarding Children Partnership.
The post holder is responsible for developing and maintaining effective partnerships within their geographical area or specialist area of practice, working to integrate service delivery in line with the One Vision Partnership Plan. The post holder may also have Cornwall-wide portfolio responsibilities for agreed areas of need/risk, practice and service delivery. The post holder is responsible for the provision of high quality, timely and individual focussed assessment, analysis, intervention, care planning and review for their service area. They are responsible for ensuring a proportionate response to assessed need with the aim of keeping the child safe within their family or, failing that within their wider network of family and friends. Where a child cannot live safely within their family or wider family and public care is assessed as being in the child’s best interests, the post holder ensures that the child is provided with a placement that meets their needs, with the potential to help the child achieve emotional permanence, through safe and consistent care as quickly as possible and within the legislative timescales. Service Managers have direct line management responsibility for a number of social work qualified Team Managers and Principal/Consultant Social Workers.