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Practice Manager - Children Looked After

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West Sussex

West Sussex County Council



38,237 to 46,980 per annum Permanent, Full-time Based in Horsham These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Posts may be eligible for relocation allowance subject to conditions. Subject to an enhanced DBS check, HCPC registration, References, Driving Licence & Health Check.

interview Date: 12/06/2017

With you, with the child…Every step of the way We’re working together as one professional team, in an environment based on high challenge and high support, creating more positive outcomes for the children and families in our care. As a leadership team we will stand at your side, supporting you every step of the way Children Looked After Ready to share your great ideas, great practice and great outcomes, we need leaders who can motivate and inspire our social work teams, provide expert supervision and champion best practice. As a Practice Manager, you will support and lead on achieving and maintaining permanence for our children, including care planning, family court proceedings and preparation for children leaving care. Passionate about making a difference, you will be responsible for leading a small group of social workers and other staff, providing expert supervision, mentoring/coaching and supporting the development of reflective and relationship based practice. Children Looked After teams work with children subject to court proceedings, children in long term foster care, Children placed for adoption and supports children moving into independence. Our practice framework is based on Signs of Safety underpinned by knowledge of attachment and the impact of developmental trauma on children and families – all staff receive extensive training and support to implement these approaches. As a Practice Manager you will also have access to Research in Practice and Community Care Inform. You will need a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. For more information about working in West Sussex, career progression opportunities and the wider benefits we offer, please see our main recruitment website

If you would like to talk to someone about this role contact: Pauline Barrett or Catherine Mouatt. To find out more about our Children’s Social Care service