The starting salary for this role is £31,273 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
Do you want to play a pivotal role in a pioneering team that is implementing the No Wrong Door Model in Surrey? Can you use your expertise and creativity to challenge traditional ways of working?
Our six Portfolio Leads each act as ‘subject expert’ in one of the following areas of practice, developing and maintaining professional networks, resources, training and tools that ensure staff can deliver a quality service and enable good outcomes for young people in:
- Management of risk
- Families and relationships
- Positive transitions, including housing
- Education training and employment
- Emotional health, self-worth and well-being
- Positive activities and achievements
Our work is framed within national guidance, standards and regulations, and so you will be knowledgeable and experienced in what it means to deliver services to children who are looked after, or may be on the edge of being looked after (including the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards). You will be able to build networks and deliver training and expert advice and reflection to staff, colleagues and families.
To apply and be considered for the role of Portfolio Lead your application will clearly evidence:
- Your proven ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with adolescents, their families, and professionals involved in their care, and knowledge of the issues that affect them, including trauma, attachment, and contextual safeguarding
- Proven experience and/or qualification or knowledge of interagency working in your portfolio area
- Demonstrate initiative in developing your own portfolio area and continuous improvement of the home/service.
- Demonstrable competence in case holding, effective assessment, risk management and strengths-based care planning
- Experience in providing leadership and case oversight, which includes formal supervision.
- A Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, or equivalent
- In-depth knowledge of delivering statutory childcare services including the residential care of children and knowledge of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards
- Commitment and flexibility to the working pattern of the role, which includes shifts, sleeping in, weekends and unsocial hours.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th June 2022 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Colin Christensen on 07968 832467 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.