Social Worker Children in Need

Location Wrexham
Salary £37.00 - £40.10 per hour
We are seeking a highly motivated leader, with extensive knowledge and experience in Corporate Parenting. As Head of Service you will be responsible for and lead the Fostering, Children Looked After and leaving care services. In addition you will have management oversight over the North Wales Adoption Service (hosted by WCBC).
You will be a key member of the Children’s Social Care Senior Management team in Wrexham, who have a joint focus on driving forward improved practice, performance and quality plans across Children’s Social Care Services. As well as leading on the Corporate Parent strategic plan, you will engage effectively with key partners and stakeholders on an operational and strategic level, developing key multi agency partnerships as well as engaging with elected members and senior council officers.
You will have proven skills/knowledge in leading and managing people effectively, including employee engagement and take a coaching and reflective approach to supervision to enable others to improve their practice, manage risks and keep children and young people safe.
The Corporate Parenting service has a number exciting projects. We have launched our ‘Big Ask’ in ensuring our children needs are met from the wider community and recently launched our Special Guardianship Policy. These projects and partnerships across Wrexham are benefiting our children and young people, so it’s great time to join Children’s Social Care.
Our overall aim ensure our children and young people who are looked after have best possible outcomes and their voices are heard.