Deputy Manager (Alternative Provisions / Signs of Safety) No Wrong Door

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/04/2021 12:00
£39,880 - £43,857 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Redcar & Cleveland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
18 Apr
Further Information

This post is employed by North Yorkshire County Council and seconded to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to work within the newly formed No Wrong Door Hub. Based primarily in Redcar there may be some requirement to attend North Yorkshire as required. The secondment is scheduled to last two years, with the post then transferring to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Deputy Manager (Alternative Provisions/Signs of Safety) - No Wrong Door (NWD) - Strengthening Families Protecting Children Programme (SFPC). You will be part of the management team that supports a wide range of accommodation (including residential), support and services that makes up a NWD model. The key purpose of the role is to be responsible for placements outside of the home Hub with the additional accountability of being the dedicated safeguarding lead across the No Wrong Door model.

The role of Deputy Manager is dynamic and diverse, requiring a confident, autonomous individual to drive forward practice and influence stakeholders, partners and colleagues. As NWD Deputy Manager you will coordinate and chair RAISE meetings with key agencies when concerns relating to safeguarding and risk are present. You will actively work in collaboration to decide and act in the best interest of the young person to increase safety using agreed approaches.

We are looking for an innovative qualified social work professional with experience and resilience in working with young people with complex and challenging behaviours. You will be driven, astute, inspirational and a great communicator who strongly believes in a relationship based approach when working with children and young people. Whilst ensuring multi-agency networks are developed and maintained and NWD is kept at the forefront of strategic developments and partner’s priorities, at all levels.

As Deputy Manager you will demonstrate real leadership and direction to enable staff to work at their best, using evidence based models including Signs of Safety and Restorative Practice. You will provide on-the-ground support and drive change in finding solutions, building sustainable and meaningful relationships and manage the reduction of risk, whilst focussing on local placements with the clear objective of improving work with families and safely reducing the number of children entering care.

You will work on a secondment arrangement with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council whilst being an NYCC employee you will progress and develop the NWD approach in Redcar, working closely together to adopt and adapt the model. The implementation will bring systemic change to working with the hardest to reach, engage and place adolescents and fundamentally challenge traditional methods of practice and theoretical thinking.

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For an informal conversation to discuss this vacancy further, we welcome you to contact Iain Kirkup (Team Manager No Wrong Door Central Delivery Team) on iain.kirkup@northyorks.gov.uk or by calling 07890 381141.

We also welcome you to contact James Cliffe (Group Manager No Wrong Door) by calling 07792308612 or by email James.Cliffe@northyorks.gov.uk

Applications are to be submitted to North Yorkshire County Council

Please note
This job is closed for applications.