Head of Children in Care
A NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES HAVE ARISEN TO HELP US SHAPE OUR FUTURE............
Dudley Children’s Services are continuing to make positive progress as we move forward on our improvement journey. Dudley’s ambition is to shape futures by working in partnership with children and families, utilising Restorative Practice and drawing on the strengths of children and families to build effective and lasting relationships.
The closing date is Wednesday 30th September 2020 and Interviews for this position will be held on Tuesday 13th October 2020
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Grade 16
We are seeking an enthusiastic and forward thinking Head of Children in Care to lead and develop service delivery and practice within our Children in Care and Care Leavers Team. This is your opportunity to bring to Dudley significant expertise and implement fresh and creative new ideas for children and young people’s social care. You will be ready to implement service change from the outset and have a strong focus on outcomes and evidenced based practice.
You will also lead and develop Corporate Parenting, Adoption, Fostering, the Virtual School, Residential Care and Placements.
You will work closely with our Director for Children’s Services / Assistant Director for Social Care and so the ability to adapt and work corporately across multiple systems and complex partnership networks is crucial. You will be a team player, able to build and sustain strong staff teams and strategic partnerships to deliver effective service improvements whilst credibly managing service risk. You will be politically savvy and have the experience and ability to support and guide Elected Members through decision making processes. It is vital that the successful candidate will possess significant experience within the children’s social care arena and be well able to provide strong leadership, operational management and strategic direction.
You will be registered or eligible to be registered, on the SWE register for qualified social workers.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
For enquiries in relation to this vacancy please contact Helen Ellis, Interim Director for Children’s Services on 01384 814200, or email: email@example.com
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