Social Personnel is delighted to be working with Haringey Council to recruit a permanent Disabled Children’s Service Manager in Haringey.
About the Role
We are seeking a Service Manager to manage and develop the Disabled Children’s Team, which provides a service to children in families where there is a disabled child with a severe and permanent disability or a child affected by mental health issues due to the impact of severe autism. The DCT provides a comprehensive social work service from the point of C&F single assessment through to work with children and families on a long-term basis. The DCT supports children in need, including those in need of protection by assessing need, creating packages of support, and managing risk.
The council has been on a significant journey of improvement, with an ambition to enable every child and young person to have the best start in life. We are committed to the “signs of safety” and we need exceptional leaders who are committed to embedding this model of working and understand that good quality social work engagement can make a difference for children, young people, and their families with whom we are working. Haringey is committed to providing “the right support for the right child at the right time” this post is key to delivering the first response right for every child.
The Service Manager will work closely with the interim Head of Service for the Children’s Disabled Team. We need someone creative, innovative, and motivated to safeguarding vulnerable children. It is an excellent opportunity to build upon good practice and you will effectively performance manage and lead the service.
You will need to be an experienced Service Manager within the area of the Disabled Children’s Team, with a passion to lead and motivate staff to demonstrate best practice. You will have the ability to manage risk and the use of multidisciplinary working with partner agencies is essential.
We also want you to be a qualified social work practice as well as SWE registered with experience in leading and managing children’s social care services (including high risk and high complexity work) that deliver high-quality performance and good outcomes for children & young people.