Strategic Head of Service for Early Help, Targeted Support, MASH, and Youth Justice | £550 per day | Outer London
Strategic Head of Service for Early Help, Targeted Support, MASH, and Youth Justice | £550 per day | Outer London

Strategic Head of Service for Early Help, Targeted Support, MASH, and Youth Justice | £550 per day | Outer London

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Council is looking to recruit a Strategic Head of Service for Early Help, Targeted Support, MASH, and Youth Justice to lead and direct work/practice that positively improves outcomes for children, young people and their families and to provide strategic oversight and support to services within the role and wider children services as required. And to:

• Ensure that early help services are responsive, dynamic and effective in delivering community based universal and targeted services based on evidence of identified need to meet the needs of the council’s children and families.
• To strategically lead, direct and oversee the day-to-day service delivery of the Children’s services integrated front door multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH), early help preventative and support services, targeted youth support services, specialist safeguarding, youth justice service and Virtual School ensuring that all relevant agencies are working together effectively to identify and safeguard children at risk of harm.
• Ensure children in need of help and protection are identified in a timely way and their needs responded to effectively and proportionately.
• Ensure high standards of social work practice in line with the Children’s Services systemic model of practice so that all children and families both in universal and targeted and those in need of help and protection are in receipt of good quality, proportionate assessments.
• Provide Leadership and oversight of the Early Help preventative services, including (but not limited to) the volunteering and advocacy service, children’s centre offer, family group conference service, parenting service, universal plus service as well as the early help assessment and team around the family (TAF) offer.
• Provide strategic leadership for the statutory Youth Justice Service (YJS), working towards best outcomes for the young people open to the service and to prevent reoffending.

Experience:

• Proven experience in a senior leadership role within children’s services, with a focus on early help and safeguarding.
• In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and best practices.
• Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to build effective relationships with stakeholders.
• Commitment to improving outcomes for children, young people, and families.

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