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Service Manager (qualified Social Worker)

This vacancy is eligible for a £1,000 joining bonus and we are open to discussing a relocation package of up to £5,000.

Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Flexible  
Interview date: TBC

An opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to work within our Leeds Sensory Service funded by Leeds City Council that supports people with a sensory loss (Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Blind, Sight Impaired, Deafblind or have acquired Dual Sensory Loss and their carers).

As Service Manager you will have experience of working with people with a disability, have a social work background and a desire to manage a varied staff team who are delivering wellbeing, social work, communicator guide and volunteer/peer support services.  You will ensure that all referrals, strengths-based assessments, support plans, risk assessments and reviews are dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the LCC contract.

The role will entail undertaking some direct social work provision with adults/young people in transition and holding a small caseload.  You will provide expert safeguarding knowledge and effective social work practice in complex situations, assessing and managing high levels of risk and providing expert opinion in relation to decisions surrounding complex cases with a special emphasis on communication needs.  You may be required to co-work with Leeds City Council Adult Social Care Team to carry out joint safeguarding investigations and subsequent intervention when the full time Social Worker is not available.

You will undertake a professional leadership role taking responsibility for the learning and development of team members through supervision, leadership and management.

You must be a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England with minimum 3 years’ experience and a good understanding Social Care legislative framework including the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act.

Having some skills or awareness of BSL would be advantageous and any successful candidate must be willing to work towards BSL level 1 & 2 qualifications.

To be successful for this post:

  • Social Work qualification
  • Experience as practicing Social Worker (min 3 years)
  • Willingness to work towards achieving British Sign Language skills
  • Experience in working with people with a disability
  • Experience in managing staff and a real desire to build upon the success of the team

The model of work will be Hybrid with a combination of working from home and having a presence in our office base in Leeds.

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To apply for this role, you can email your CV to us with a supporting statement, apply online or complete our application form and email this to us. If you are Deaf, we welcome applications in BSL. Find out more here.