Deputy Manager, Family Services

Camden, London (Greater)
£40,829 - £47,360 per annum
18 Sep 2020
15 Oct 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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The Integrated Early Years Service (Camden Sure Start) has an ambitious vision for young children and families in the borough in which integrated universal and targeted services are developed and delivered through strong relationships between midwives, health visitors and GPs, early education providers, Job Centre Plus, primary schools, voluntary sector organisations and parents. Based on local need, services are delivered from children’s centres and across a network of community buildings, in five localities covering the whole of Camden.

You will be mainly based at one of Camden’s 5 community Children Centres hubs. Children Centers offer local families a broad range of services provided across a Camden Sure Start network of children’s centres, early education and childcare settings and other community buildings. This network has enabled an integrated approach to delivering support and responding to the breadth of families’ needs, such as health, housing, education and employment. The Children Centres offer is part of Camden’s Early Help services which focuses on making interventions at an early stage, once problems for children have begun but before they escalate. It involves taking a joined-up, multilevel, holistic approach to reduce the potential for poor longterm outcomes for children and their families.

We have an exciting opportunity for four experienced Deputy Manager’s to join our multi-disciplinary Integrated Family Support (FW) and Health Visiting (HV) Service. The successful candidate will lead and manage Family Workers (FWs), within a combined HV and FS team, maintaining a focus on high quality services, positive customer experience and better outcomes.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To be considered for one of these fantastic opportunities the successful candidate will have gained a relevant qualification in either Social Work or Early Years or possess substantial experience in a similar post including significant experience of managing a team delivering family support case work for families with children (pregnancy to age 5). The ideal candidate will have previous demonstrable experience of managing and delivering high quality family support, including for families with highly complex needs, challenging circumstances and especially for the most disadvantaged.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices in King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

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Closing dates for applications: Thursday 15th October 2020

Interviews will be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 200000CX

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are Monday 16th November 2020 & Monday 14th December 2020