Social Care

Service Leader

Full Time

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We are looking for an experienced Service Leader to work in the Through Care Team in Portsmouth

37 hours per week

£350.00 per day via umbrella company.

The Children & Families Service provide social work/care support and intervention with children, young people, and their parents/carers. This includes Children in Need of Support, Protection and Care, including Care Leavers, Children with Disabilities and Young People who offend and/or are at risk of exploitation. The service also provides a range of placement options for children who are in the care of the local authority including foster care and residential care, adoption and other care arrangements with Special Guardians and Connect Persons.

You will be a part of our Looked After Child Service and will manage a service of Team Leaders, social workers and personal advisors working with Looked After Children and Care Leavers and will be responsible for ensuring all team requirements are met. This will include:

Workforce development.

Performance management.

Compliance with statutory guidance and local policies and procedures.

Quality improvements.

Budget management.

The Service Leader will ensure all statutory requirements are met in the delivery of social work services to children and that these are delivered to a high standard.

The Service Leader will supervise Team Leaders and assist with complex decision making processes about social work intervention.

The Service Leader will work with a range of partner agencies including Health, Education, Police, Housing and Community/ Voluntary Services to co-ordinate, plan, commission and deliver services to vulnerable children and young people in Portsmouth. This is necessary to meet the statutory requirements as defined in the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004.

The Service Leader will work with PCC departments in relation to Staffing, Training, Service Development, Budget Management and IT issues.

In terms of case management the Service Leader will promote timely and accurate assessments that lead to cost effective plans of intervention that are implemented to effect (increased safety and well-being for vulnerable children and young people in Portsmouth).

In terms of staff management the Service Leader will oversee all areas of performance, staff development, supervision, appraisal, implementation of departmental policies and promoting staff well-being.

The Service Leader will work creatively and flexibly within the resources available. Statutory guidance and local policies and procedures assist decision making, but the role requires a high level of experience and judgement to ensure standards and best practice are applied.

The Service Leader is required to have a good research knowledge and ability to ensure the safe delivery of services by a capable and competent workforce.

The Service Leader has overall responsibility for casework, performance/budget management and staff development in their service.
The Service Leader will support Team Leaders with decision making in crisis situations. The Service Leader is required to work with a high level of autonomy

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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