Deputy Manager (Alternative Provisions/Signs of Safety)

Warrington, Cheshire
£39,880 - £43,857 per annum, pro rata
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Location: This post is employed by North Yorkshire County Council and seconded to Warrington Borough Council to work within the newly formed No Wrong Door Hub.  Based primarily in Warrington there may be some requirement to attend North Yorkshire as required. The secondment is scheduled to last two years, with the post then transferring to Warrington Borough Council.

Deputy Manager (Alternative Provisions/Signs of Safety) - No Wrong Door (NWD) - Strengthening Families Protecting Children Programme (SFPC). You will be part of the management team that supports a wide range of accommodation (including residential), support and services that makes up a NWD model. The key purpose of the role is to be responsible for placements outside of the home Hub with the additional accountability of being the dedicated safeguarding lead across the No Wrong Door model.  
The role of Deputy Manager is dynamic and diverse, requiring a confident, autonomous individual to drive forward practice and influence stakeholders, partners and colleagues. As NWD Deputy Manager you will coordinate and chair RAISE meetings with key agencies when concerns relating to safeguarding and risk are present. You will actively work in collaboration to decide and act in the best interest of the young person to increase safety using agreed approaches.  
We are looking for an innovative qualified social work professional with experience and resilience in working with young people with complex and challenging behaviours. You will be driven, astute, inspirational and a great communicator who strongly believes in a relationship based approach when working with children and young people. Whilst ensuring multi-agency networks are developed and maintained and NWD is kept at the forefront of strategic developments and partner’s priorities, at all levels. 

As Deputy Manager you will demonstrate real leadership and direction to enable staff to work at their best, using evidence based models including Signs of Safety and Restorative Practice. You will provide on-the-ground support and drive change in finding solutions, building sustainable and meaningful relationships and manage the reduction of risk, whilst focussing on local placements with the clear objective of improving work with families and safely reducing the number of children entering care.
You will work on a secondment arrangement with Warrington Borough Council whilst being an NYCC employee you will progress and develop the NWD approach in Warrington, working closely together to adopt and adapt the model. The implementation will bring systemic change to working with the hardest to reach, engage and place adolescents and fundamentally challenge traditional methods of practice and theoretical thinking. 

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For an informal conversation to discuss this vacancy further, we welcome you to contact Iain Kirkup (Team Manager No Wrong Door Central Delivery Team) on or by calling 07890 381141   

Key Dates:

Closing – Midnight Friday 27th November 

Interview - To be held across 7th & 8th December 2020 (virtually)

This post requires an Enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the Employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

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