SLA05900 Fieldwork Manager (Children & Justice Services)

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description Re-advertisement - previous applicants need not apply Social Work Resources is committed to the guiding principles of protecting and supporting vulnerable children, young people, adults and older people and their carers living in our communities. Our Resource plan demonstrates our commitment to the Councils vision and priorities of “Working together to improve the quality of life of everyone in South Lanarkshire”. Our aim is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire. We are committed to providing responsive and accessible services, with defined standards for service provision and supporting people to maximise their potential, maintain their independence and improve outcomes. The Resource works in partnership with community planning partners and voluntary and independent provider organisations, offers a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services. Children and Justice Services is looking for a committed and enthusiastic manager with significant management experience working with children and families in statutory social work. You will have well developed leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to support and develop staff in order that services are delivered to the highest standard. The ability to forge and maintain effective and accountable partnership working with a range of agencies and service providers in the locality is essential. You will have experience in statutory Children and Family work in child protection, looked after children and permanence and a commitment to ensuring the protection of children as a whole. As well as the day to day management of a locality you will be expected to play a significant role in the planning and development of services, policies and practice as part of a wider Children and Justice Management Team. Experience of change management, management of resources and budgets is essential. Successful applicants must have experience in managing Social Workers, hold a Diploma in Social Work or equivalent and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council. If you wish any further information or to have an informal discussion about the post please contact Aine McCrea, Service Manager (Children & Justice) Tel 01698 453943. Requirements As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc. This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland. Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice. Applications online Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email address. South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

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