Practice Manager - Children with Disabilities

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/11/2018 12:00
£47,578 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Children and Families Social Care, Town Hall & Civic Offices
Post Number:
Closing date:
21 Nov
Further Information

£47,578 pa

Come and join a “good” and “outstanding” Children’s and Families Service.

“Workforce development is a significant strength, and there is a very strong commitment to continuing professional development. South Tyneside appropriately prioritises recruitment and retention of high-quality professionals.” (OFSTED 2017).

Our Children and Families Service in South Tyneside are entering an exciting period in the development of the service we offer our most vulnerable families.

Having been graded as Good by Ofsted we are determined to push the service to the next level and improve things further to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for children and young people. To do this we need the best professionals, who are motivated and determined to drive an already successful and effective service further. As a result of South Tyneside’s drive to improve we are increasing capacity and develop our staff team, that is already “stable, well supported and provides the right conditions for social work to flourish”.

As the Practice Manager you will be responsible for and manage the day-to-day operation and ongoing development of the Disabled Children and Young Adults Team, providing services for disabled children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families, in accordance with national standards and guidance and departmental policies and procedures. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of the social care element of the Children and Families Act special educational needs agenda. You will also be jointly responsible with the Team Manager of the Adult Learning Disability Team for ensuring that the Children and Adults Disability Service provides a seamless service to disabled young people as they become adults.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lucy Cook, Service Manager – Supporting and Strengthening Families on (0191) 424 4790 or email lucy.cook@southtyneside.gov.uk

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.