Deputy Manager - Looked After Children & Leaving Care Service

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Health, Medicine
£53,000 to £60,000 per annum
Salary Description:
%ufffd53k - 60k per year + %ufffd5,000 relocation
Jarrodean Healthcare
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We are seeking a committed and experienced senior Social Worker to join the team as Deputy Manager of the Looked After Children & Leaving Care team, part of Children & Family Community Services on the beautiful Island of Guernsey , in the Channel Islands.
The salary for this post is up to �60,000 .

Reporting to the Manager of the LAC and LC Team you will:
- assist and provide effective leadership and supervision to the LAC Team and LC services.
- assist in the management of the effective provision of social work services provided by the LAC Team and LC service.
- ensure the core functions of the team operate to a good quality and are effective in safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and Young people in line with the Corporate Parenting Strategy and the Children and Young People's Plan.
- develop and sustain resources whilst maintaining morale, flexibility and quality of service.
- deputise for the Manager in their absence.

The island of Guernsey is in the Channel Islands and has a population of 65,000. It has some of Britain's finest and best-kept beaches , an especially mild and sunny climate , and an offbeat, historic harbour town in St. Peter's Port, the island's capital.

The States of Guernsey delivers a diverse range of healthcare; their Social Work service provides an excellent Children and Families Service, supported by Social Workers recruited to a very high standard.
This includes undertaking work with children subject to care requirements in accordance with the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 .
The Law has introduced fundamental and significant changes to how concerns relating to children and young people are dealt with and is based broadly on the Children's Hearing System in Scotland.

Person requirements :
- Qualified Social Worker with current full UK statutory registration
- Current or recent Senior Practitioner experience in Looked After Children and Care Leavers
- In depth knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, local and UK best practice guidance and regulations, National Minimum Standards and policies and procedures pertinent to Looked After Children and Leaving Care services.
- Commitment to working in partnership with young children and young people and their families and working with carers/residential services to promote a high standard of alternative care.
- Be in possession of a clean and current car driving licence; own vehicle required, (mileage expensed at full rate)

The benefits of working in Guernsey include:
- A higher-than-UK salary.
- A flat rate 20% income tax.
- No Council tax or VAT
- A relocation payment of �5,000*
- Temporary initial staff accommodation then a generous allowance for private rental accommodation*
- A continental lifestyle, where the people are friendly, and crime is very low.
*Full T&C in relocation directive

For an insight into Jarrodean as a Consultancy and for a summary of all current roles visit

If this role is not for you, please remember we offer a generous �500 Bonus for any successful friend or colleague referrals.

Contact Details:
Jarrodean Healthcare
Tel: 020 7112 9087
Contact: Fiona Brown

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