social services manager




Social services managers have the responsibility for strategic and operational leadership and management of staff teams and resources within and or across social services. They are responsible for the implementation of legislation and policies relating to, for example, decisions about vulnerable people.  They promote social work and social care values and ethics, equality and diversity, and relevant codes guiding practice. They are responsible for liaising with other professionals in criminal justice, education and health. They can be responsible for contributing to local and national policy development.  

Alternative label

  • social and care services manager

  • social care team manager

  • frontline manager

  • older adults social services manager

  • social and community services manager

  • adult social services manager

  • social services co-ordinator

  • social services team manager

  • social services team leader

  • social care manager

  • residential home manager

  • social services delivery manager

  • health and social care service manager

  • elderly homes manager

  • care service manager

  • policy manager

  • manager of social service

  • children's social services manager

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