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Children's Service Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Region

East Yorkshire

Salary

Location

£35,271 - £48,499

Posted Date

17 March 2023

Barnardo's DSI Service, Unit 5 Village Farm Business Centre, East Street, Holme on the Wolds, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 7GA

Closing Date

20 March 2023

We are looking to appoint an experienced and skilled SEND Children's Services Manager for 29.6 hours a week.

The Children's Service Manager will oversee a small, dedicated team of Project Workers and Administrators and will also be responsible for a bank of As and When Support Staff. The CSM will be the registered CQC manager of the service, it will be your responsibility to ensure the service is fully compliant with all CQC requirements. The CSM will be highly motivated and have a passion for engaging, supporting and empowering young people and their families and managing a committed staff team.

Location of Post

Barnardo's DSI Service, Unit 5 Village Farm Business Centre, East Street, Holme on the Wolds, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 7GA.

History of Service

Barnardo's DSI service has been providing support to children & young people with a disability & their families across the region for several years. The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Service's that the Children's Service Manager will lead include:

Short Break Service: This is a specialist short breaks service for families with a disabled young person between the ages of 0–25 years across the East Riding of Yorkshire. The allocation of hours is on an assessed need from the local authority. The service is domiciliary registered with CQC. Sessions can take place in the young person's home or out in the local community. The service is delivered 52 weeks of the year including weekends, evenings, school holidays and overnights (excluding bank holidays).

Group Work: The service has recently been awarded several contracts to run youth groups throughout the East Riding, for young people aged 11-18. These include evening sessions which the young people will be referred to via the local authority. In addition to this, we are commissioned to run monthly family sessions, families must have a child aged between 3-12 with SEND, families are able to self-refer into this service.

Upskilling Training: The service has been awarded a 2 year contract to upskill mainstream activity groups in the East Riding enabling them to become more inclusive for children with SEND. Training will be delivered by a bank of accredited trainers.

New opportunities: The DSI Service has a wealth of experience and talent which could be utilised and developed into further work. You should have a passion for developing and shaping services and for proactively seeking new opportunities.

Specific Responsibilities

- The CSM will be the registered CQC manager of the service. It will be your responsibility to ensure the service is fully compliant with all CQC requirements. You will be required to prepare for and lead on any CQC inspections.

- You will be required to keep up to date with developments in social care, education, health and other relevant legislation to ensure the service remains fully compliant.

- You should have demonstrable experience of managing and supervising a team. You will be required to act as a role model to staff, setting a clear agenda for the service. You will lead, support & engage service staff regarding service delivery for children and young people to achieve positive outcomes.

- You will be driven and highly motivated to deliver the current contracts and associated delivery and practice standards. This includes attending and preparing for contract monitoring meetings.

- The CSM role is a key stakeholder and needs to be able to think strategically as an active member on a wide range of SEND steering groups. You should have a desire to ensure the voice of the SEND community is heard and acted upon and a passion for engaging, supporting, and empowering young people and their families.

- You will promote good practice in equality and diversity and provide advice and guidance that champions inclusive approaches and practices.

- It is essential criteria that you have a passion for and experience of working with children, young people and their families with SEND

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.
WORKPLACE OFFER: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.
Benefits

- Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
- 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
- The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
- A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
- Service related sick pay from day 1
- Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
- Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
- Cycle2work scheme
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
- Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
- Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
- Access to Barnardo's Corporate University

*T&C's apply based on contract
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.-

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