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Area Practice Manager (Transitions) (Dorchester)

Salary details: £35229 - £41846

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Dorset County Council
Occupational group
Health & Social Care
Salary details
£35,229 - £41,846
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Richard Christian
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 216600
Closing Date
03 June 2018
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Do you have good leadership skills?...

Are you passionate about making a real difference to the lives and futures of young people with likely needs as adults and their families?...

Dorset County Council are seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and well-organised individual to undertake the role of Area Practice Manager (Transitions).

You must be passionate about making a real difference to the lives and futures of young people with likely needs as adults and their families. If you are not already employed within a leadership role then you will need to be able to clearly demonstrate emerging leadership skills. 

In Dorset, we are committed to working in partnership – through a dedicated project – with young people, their families, education settings, providers and employers to identify and develop the right services and approaches which will enable young people transitioning to adulthood to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives. We have dedicated resources to enable us to achieve these objectives, and commitment from leaders in Dorset County Council and partner organisations to getting our Transitions approach right.

We are passionate about working in a person-centred way, with real creativity, to enable young people with care and support needs to live healthy and independent lives, to engage with their communities, and to have rewarding occupations.

We know that providing leadership in this context can be challenging, but we are optimistic and positive about the difference that we can make to the lives of young people moving into adulthood and their families. We will be able to offer very supportive and friendly colleagues along with a reflective workplace culture where continuing professional development is well-embedded.

We know that our staff having the right skills, values, knowledge and experience is absolutely critical, and we have a number of initiatives that provide a platform for our employees to achieve their potential and have rewarding careers.

You must have a degree in Social Work or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.        

This post involves working with vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

For further details or an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Richard Christian, Specialist Manager on 01305 216600.

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