Service Manager

The Children's Society
West Midlands
09 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Service Manager Permanent contract 30 hours per week£30,297 per annum / pro rataSandwell The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way. This role sits within our children and families directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support. We have an exciting new opportunity for a Service Manager to manage and develop our innovative new Emotional Health and Well-being Service in Sandwell. Working alongside 5 other organisational partners you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the service ensuring it is of a high quality and safe. The primary delivery route is open access drop in's and so you will need to have a Mental Health Qualification and experience in managing and delivering in a Mental Health setting.You will line manage three staff and matrix manage partners staff. You will be responsible for monitoring the work and producing monthly and quarterly reports. You will work closely with the Area Manager (Black Country and Shropshire) and support their work in relation to Emotional and Mental Health across the programme.If you are interested in this position then you will need to submit your application via the internal website.If you would like an informal chat about the role then please contact Simon Cottingham on 07815 735 421.Skills -The ability to act creatively and respond to new and challenging situations-The ability to act on own initiative, supervise others and co-work-Negotiation and Leadership-Competent use of IT programmes-Able to utilise therapeutic models in practice-The ability to co-ordinate working patterns, including on call rotas-Can demonstrate lone working experience and aptitude- Knowledge-Children's rights and evidence of promoting these rights-Issues facing vulnerable families with complex needs-Therapeutic Family Intervention-An understanding of current legislation, social policy and issues relating to family work, particularly in a preventative context-An understanding of current legislation, policy, procedures, and issues relating to safeguarding children and young people Experience-Experience of both the management and supervision of practice in a emotional & mental health setting-Substantial direct experience of working with children, young people and their families-Experience as a Registered Therapeutic Practitioner, preferably at managerial level-Track record of networking with delivery partners and funders to deliver better outcomes for children and young people-Experience of working with Children's Services and multi - agency working would be desirable-Commitment to anti-oppressive practice and development of equal opportunities-Qualifications-Educated to degree level or equivalent standard of education, which includes skills in written and oral communication-A professional qualification in Mental Health work-A qualification in Family/Children's Therapy (with current registration being desired)The Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer. Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. The closing date for applications is COP on 20th August.Interviews will be held on the week commencing 1st September.