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Strategic Manager – Disability Service

Permanent

Full time, 36 hours

Salary: from £65,000 to £73,000

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This is a varied and challenging post with responsibility for the strategic management of Barnet's 0-25 Disability Service. The role provides management and strategic oversight for a large team that provide a service to 200 children and up to 300 young people and it provides advice and support to the other children’s social work teams. 

Applicants need to have sound leadership skills and a knowledge of the policy and legislative framework which applies to 0-25 Disability services. They will need to understand the challenges of implementing safeguarding procedures with children and young people with disabilities and be able to develop practice in this area. Applicants will have a high level of assessment and care planning skills and drive service development in this key area to ensure the service is responding to both the safeguarding and support needs of children and young people with very complex needs. 

An important part of the role involves strategic development of disability services across Children's Social Care in close partnership with SEND, Health and the local parent and carers forum to ensure that transitions to adulthood demonstrate real progression.

Closing date: 12 August 2018

Social Worker

Salary: from £37,522 to £41,266 (incl.R&R)

Permanent
Full time, 36 hours
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Barnet 0 to 25 Disability Service is in a developmental phase and a very exciting team to join. We are working hard to deliver excellent standards and are always looking for innovative ways to work, particularly in the area of understanding the views of children and young people who have no verbal communication. Your work will be varied and at times complex as we support children with disabilities make the difficult transition towards adulthood.

We are looking for Social Workers who understand the world of disability and are committed to achieving the best outcomes possible for the young person. You will have good assessment skills, with a sound knowledge of issues relating to disability, safeguarding and family support. You will understand how care packages are put together and have some knowledge of direct payments.

In exchange you will benefit from a supportive management team who provide individual reflective supervision, group supervision, and multidisciplinary supervision with the aim of coordinating services positively for the child or young person.

In addition to development and career opportunities we also have a generous leave entitlement and employee benefits. 

Candidates must hold a UK recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with the HCPC. An enhanced DBS is required.

If you would like to know more about the Team please contact Graeme Baylis on 0208 359 3779.

Closing date: 12 August 2018

 

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