Barnet Council - Assistant Head of Service - R&A

Remedy Recruitment Group Ltd/ TA Remedy Medical Solutions
Barnet, South East
23 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
Professional / Specialist
Public Sector
Contract Type
To supervise and line manage team managers in the Assessment and Intervention Planning teams and oversee casework to ensure high quality assessment, planning and review of cases in line with statutory regulations and guidelines.

* To secure good outcomes for children and young people and the most efficient use of the council's resources

* Promote Resilience Based Practice ensuring resilience based approaches are understood, embedded and evidenced in practice

* To produce regular and high quality, analytical and concise written and verbal reports and briefings for the senior leadership team on practice quality and service developments

* Set objectives for the service, develop plans, identify resources and mobilise staff to meet those objectives to ensure the needs of children, young people and their families are met.

* To provide practice leadership to drive organisational change and improve professional and operational practices through delivery of training, observation of practice, modelling, live supervision, group supervision, quality assurance activities and hands on practical support to the children's workforce in managing high risk and complex case work.

* To deputise for the Head of Service as required and taking the lead in relation to specific projects and service developments.

* Monitor support and challenge compliance with statutory responsibilities and procedures

* To support the recruitment and retention of staff, embedding a 'grow your own' workforce strategy which creates opportunities for career progression, continual professional development of the workforce to drive reform and improvement of services so they effectively identify and respond to children, young people and their families need.

* Support practice innovations, responding to changing population needs, risks and opportunities using evidence based approaches, evaluative frameworks and research evaluations

* Contribute to personal supervision and your own continuous professional development

* The jobholder may be required to carry out other reasonable duties commensurate with the grade, as requested by line manage

* This job description is not exhaustive and may change as the post or the needs of the Council develop. Such changes will be subject to consultation between the post holder and their manager and, if necessary, further job evaluation

* To deliver the council's commitment to equality of opportunity, both in the provision of services and as an employer. All staff are expected to promote equality in the work place and in the services the council delivers.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.