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IPT Person Centred Assistant Manager

IPT Person Centred Assistant Manager

Posted 4 September by West Sussex County Council


Job Title: Assistant Manager, Intensive Planning Team (IPT)

Salary Range: £39,782 - £42,683 per annum

Work Location: Centenary House, Worthing, with travel Countywide. You may be expected to travel outside of West Sussex.

Hours: 37 hours per week; there is a requirement for flexibility, as work outside of core hours at short notice may be required.

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 13th September 2020

Interview date: Thursday 24th September 2020

Do you enjoy leading and empowering others? Would you like to support Children and Young People in West Sussex? Find out more about becoming an Assistant Manager of the Intensive Planning Team here

As an Assistant Manager of the Intensive Planning Team (IPT) you will lead, support and provide supervision to 6 staff members whilst ensuring your Team deliver improved outcomes for Children and Young People.

The IPT is a specialist multi-disciplinary team that supports Children, Young People (CYP) and their families who are at risk of being moved to Independent Residential Services, hospital settings or non-local provisions for their education and social care needs.

You will support practitioners already working with Children and Young People and help build networks around the family to create care packages. You will be expected to undertake some direct work with Children, Young People and their families whilst developing and building trust and rapport with the whole family.

In the role of Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for assessing and managing new referrals, supporting practices and assessing safeguarding concerns and risks.

This is a unique role that encourages you to be creative and innovative in your person centred approach to Children and Young People. You will empower the families you support and be aspirational to Children and Young People, so they reach their full potential.

You will have the opportunity to lead, coach and mentor your colleagues, allocate work, help manage workloads and be accountable for supervisions and appraisals. You will work across a variety of settings and liaise with partners in Local Authorities, Education, Health and Social Care sectors.

You will join a fantastic team who are all supportive of each other and the work they carry out. The team works with SEND Children and Young People up to the age of 18 who are at risk of school and/or family breakdown and where professional networks are either stuck or not in place. The CYP have a range of complex needs including behaviours that challenge, high anxiety, mental health needs and some learning disabilities.

Within the Core Team, you will be working with; Team Managers, Positive Behaviour Support Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Specialist Teachers, Clinical Psychologists, IPT Co-ordinators and Person-Centred Practitioners. You will also liaise with our virtual team which comprises of Commissioning Managers, SEN post 16 Workers, Autism Specialists, Special Needs Officers, Assistant Head Teachers, Fair Access Team Managers and Specialist Support Team Managers.


In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives

Reference: 40825630

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