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Service Manager - Practice and Assurance

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
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Closed for applications on 01/06/2018 12:00
From £52,001 pa
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Adults and Integrated Care Services, South Tyneside
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Job details 

Closing date:
1 Jun

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This job is closed for applications.

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From £52,001 pa

Serving a population of almost 150,000 in the heart of the North East, South Tyneside Council prides itself on providing excellent and efficient services to its most vulnerable residents.

Adult Social Care is changing in South Tyneside. We are a forward thinking Council that is developing innovative approaches to meet our challenges and are designing new ways of working that are person centred, including having different conversations that build on people’s strengths and assets. With a new service management team in place, we are seeking a further senior officer to support the next phase of our journey; help introduce our new operating model and lead adult social care practice development and quality assurance as part of the Adults Senior Management Team.

The Practice and Assurance Service Manager will act as Principal Social Worker and provide strategic leadership to the Adult Social Care Programme, driving a culture of practice development, professional standards, performance management and quality assurance within the service. Providing both visible and strategic leadership that is grounded by sound and evidence based social work and best practice, the role will challenge the status quo and lead social work change to ensure Adults within South Tyneside are supported to Live Better Lives. In addition, the role will provide independent scrutiny of social work practice and standards.

If you are up for the challenge then be one of our service managers providing inspirational and robust leadership, motivating staff and enabling residents to access the right support at the right time with a focus on prevention and self-help. With a background of effective operational management, multi-disciplinary and partnership working, you will lead and manage a specific portfolio and bring about significant changes in the way we support the needs of our residents, within the financial constraints all local authorities are now facing.

Candidates will need a deep understanding of excellent social work practice, and the rigour and management grip to work within the complexities of a multi-disciplinary setting. You will be innovative and creative, open to ideas and challenge and committed to individual learning and development. Our ambition and a key priority is that every member of staff delivers Practice to be Proud of. You will be a skilled relationship builder, working closely with Members, staff, partners and communities to ensure that everyone is engaged and part of solutions to the changes and challenges that lie ahead.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our journey and take on a career defining role within a change-focused organisation, determined to build a better life for South Tyneside residents.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Vicki Pattinson, Head of Adults and Integrated Care on (0191) 4247055.

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 email your completed Application form to vicki.pattinson@southtyneside.gov.uk by Noon, Friday 1 June 2018.

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