Service Manager/Designated Social Care Officer

Various locations across the City of Wolverhampton
£58,992 - £62,036
19 Apr 2022
19 May 2022
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Service Manager/Designated Social Care Officer

Grade 10 - £58,992 - £62,036

37 hours per week

24-month fixed term contract

A Designated Social Care Officer (DCSO) for SEND is increasingly seen as proactive, positive step forward in improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND. The role offers an opportunity to strengthen collaborative working between Education, Health and Social Care. DSCO’s are the named lead person in social care and lead in framing the social care elements of the SEND strategy across the local authority and ensure compliance with the legislative requirements of the SEND code of practice and that the statutory responsibilities under the Children and Family Act (2014) and the Care Act (2014) are met leading to improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

The DSCO plays a central role in representing Children’s Social Care within the SEND strategy and improvement agenda; the DSCO has an important part to play in achieving CWC’s Statement of Written Action priorities. The role represents and is responsible for developing practice across Early Help, Strengthening Families, and Children and Young People in Care, including the Disabled Children’s and Young Person’s Team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the Service Manager role and development of the Disabled Children’s and Young Person’s Team as well as the DSCO. The DSCO role requires frequent attendance at various Panels and Practice Improvement Workstreams.

For further information on this post please contact:

Jazmine Walker (Head of Children and Young People in Care) via email to

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to prepare and present a presentation.  Further details will be sent to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 23 May 2022.

The City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The Council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

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Closing date: Thursday 19 May 2022

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