Service Manager – SEND (Children’s Services)

Grade:

PO8

Location:

ALEXANDRA HOUSE

Salary:

£55,017 - £58,242

Closing Date:

07 Nov 2021

Job description

Contract Terms

Service Manager – SEND (Children’s Services)
PO8 – £55,017 – £58,242
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Full-Time

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and improving the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here. 

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do. 

We are a council with high ambitions; we offer a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity, and commitment. We are a learning organisation, and the people that work with us strive for continuous improvement in their practice, supported by professional training and development opportunities. We aim high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.  

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own. 

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity where you will take a leading role with the Head of Service to provide leadership and to work across the system to deliver improved outcomes for young people with reference to the borough plan and other local and national strategies. 

You will be responsible of managing a statutory SEN assessment service, home school transport, data and finance teams to ensure that the services offered by the Council are delivered according to a high standard, in compliance with legislation and that children, young people and their parents and carers are at the heart of service delivery. 

You will have the responsibility of developing relevant, effective and easily accessible services, working in close partnership with schools, health and social care partners, and to deputise for the head of service as and when required.

For more information, please review the attached job description.

About You

We are looking for a motivated individual with extensive SEND delivery experience and knowledge of leading, managing, supervising and coaching staff within case management teams. Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable children and/or young people (preferably those with SEND) and an understanding of how different disabilities can impact on a student’s ability to travel.  

Experience of managing complex and conflicting workloads, setting clear priorities, objectives and standards within a business planning framework and delivering to challenging performance targets is essential to the post. A sound understanding of what constitutes good effective practice in the provisions of services for children and young people with SEND is also required along with a passion for delivering excellent services and a good track record of customer satisfaction. 

You will be a competent user of Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, with excellent communication skills – both written and verbal. 

Additional Information

Closing date for applications: Sunday 7th November 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed.

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