Head of Social Work with Children Looked After

£80,490 – £85,614 per annum

Our ambition is to be practice focused with a destination plan outlining how passionate we are about delivering the very best outcomes for children and families in Croydon.

We are recruiting to a senior leadership role who will be a key team member, driving our destination plan forward, and embedding a systemic social work practice model. The Head of Social Work with Children Looked After will lead the statutory delivery for social work services for Children Looked After, including Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, Leaving Care and Fostering Services. The role also has lead responsibility for Adoption (integrated with Adopt London South).

Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.

About you

With Head of Service experience and knowledge, you will be a confident leader and be able to be the change; with a passion for inspiring a social care workforce to be creative in their change and improvement. With a social work qualification and extensive post-qualification experience in both statutory, Public and Private Law Proceedings your track record of leading from the front will be essential.

The pace of change is demanding, so your resilience and ability to manage conflicting priorities will demonstrate your leadership skills.

About us

In Croydon, we want to ‘be the change’ and have outlined our destination to deliver a Children and Young Persons service that empowers our workforce and partners; ensuring children, young people and their families are the centre of everything we do.

Our best asset is our talented, diverse workforce and community. We can offer a development & learning programme to support your management and leadership skills as well as great benefits including 31 days annual leave, relocation package up to £8,000 and a pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%.

For an informal discussion about the role with Nick Pendry, Director of Early Help and Children Social Care, please contact 0208 726 6000 ext 64852.

Interview dates 26th June & 28th June 2019.

Closing date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

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