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It’s official! Harrow is a good place to work. In their recent inspection of our Children’s Service, Ofsted noted that Harrow has a strong, effective and stable senior leadership which has led to sustained improvements in both the quality and impact of social work practice for children in need of help and protection, and those in care. They observed we have a culture of high support and professional accountability, but are not complacent. We agree.

Staff say Harrow is a good place to work and vulnerable children and their families have the benefit of good quality help and support.

In the Children in Need Service, we are ambitious for children and to achieve good outcomes alongside them. We are proud of our innovative ways of working for example in the use of dedicated senior parenting assessors to drive forward outstanding assessments and to improve the court skills of SWs through workshops, individual mentoring and training.

In the Children in Need Service we run a Management School within the service which is attended by all, from aspiring to established managers including Head of Service. This approach is designed to allow all to learn and develop our management skills and styles so that we can provide effective leadership to our busy frontline service.

Our social workers are willing and able and extremely committed and they need the best support they can get. Our emphasis is on teamwork and contributing in what is a challenging but rewarding role. With that approach, we achieve well together.

We are excited to announce we have recently re-evaluated this role in the service.

Care Proceedings Case Manager - MG2 Salary £56,422 - £62,818

The Care Proceedings Case Manager is a specialist lead, whose work informs the quality assurance of practice for all children who are subject to care proceedings and pre proceedings work within Harrow’s Children’s Services. The post holder will be responsible for managing 2 senior parenting assessors both of whom are PAMS trained and who take a lead on developing the skills across the service in court work. 

The post holder will analyse divisional activity relating to care proceedings on a quarterly and annual basis; identify opportunities to improve service delivery; represent Harrow in meetings with the West London judiciary and other relevant stakeholders, take a lead in divisional development and professional training relating to care proceedings, ensuring the voice of the child is heard throughout the legal process.

This is a full time position of 36 hours per week.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate substantial experience in social work in a children’s setting, a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Team Manager and an absolute commitment to achieving the best for children. Applicants will be able to demonstrate an ability to motivate, train and develop staff including managers, in improving outcomes for children and contributing to the strategic planning of work.

Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to supporting cultural competence within the organisation with an agenda which places equalities at the heart of what we do. 

If you believe you have what it takes to join our lively and busy service in this role, we look forward to hearing from you. If there are a high number of applicants, this advert will close early, so to avoid disappointment, apply early.

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

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