Safe Practice Manager
Safe Practice Manager
Based in Chelmsford
Fixed term until 31.03.2021
22.5 hours per week
£31,220 pro rata
We are looking for a Safe Practice Manager to join our dynamic and ambitious team.
The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.
This role sits within our children and families directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services around the country.
You will lead on the development of an innovative pilot programme. The 'Inside Out Coaching Service' focusing initially in Essex then rolling out in years 2 & 3 to Norfolk and Hertfordshire in partnership with the Essex management team, Commissioners and young people.
The Inside out pilot service will provide intensive coaching and support services to identified looked after young people with complex needs; and their carers/family. The role will oversee up to 3 direct reports ensuring they receive high quality performance management and clinical support and supervision.
To be responsible for the setting up & management of a rota system to ensure 24/7 coverage, ensuring young people receive out of hours support and that safeguarding issues are managed and escalated where appropriate.
To be the direct link for social care and placement providers, alongside the relevant service manager, managing the relationship, referrals and the matching and allocation of young people who are referred.
In order to be successful in this role, you must have:
- Minimum of two years social work experience or equivalent
- Substantial experience of working with vulnerable looked after children & young people.
- Experience of managing staff and delivery of clinical and performance management supervision
- Experience of working with looked after young people and young adults at risk of exploitation, abuse, violence, going missing, substance misuse etc
- Substantial experience of multi-agency working/partnership working, attending multi-agency meetings to effectively challenge the professional network
The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.
Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 6th June 2018.
Interviews will be held on the week commencing 12th & 14th June 2018.