Location: Derby, Derbyshire
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 16 May 2021
Giving children and young people the foundation's they need to thrive.
Action for Children have been commissioned by Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver an innovative new service primarily targeted at improving the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children in care.
As a Children's Services Manager you will work with a range of professionals including Clinical Psychologist's and Lead Therapeutic Practitioners to ensure the children and young people you support develop to their full potential. You will lead, inspire and motivate your team to hold the highest aspirations for children and young people and will liaise closely with our partners to ensure compliance and excellence. We will actively support you in your role and provide you and your team with specialist training, development and supervision.
Ideally you will be social work qualified and have extensive experience of working with children and young people with a a strong background in managing targeted interventions for children and young people's emotional and mental health alongside project management experience as you will be required to continue to implement and embed a new multifaceted countywide service for children in care, care leavers and other identified groups.
The postholder will be based at the Derby City or Chesterfield.
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The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
For more information, please contact Anne Marie Wilson on 07507144873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will take place on 21st May over Microsoft Teams
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Full details and application documents here
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