Head of unit, prevention unit IFO
Skellefteå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Head of unit within social services
Work model On location
Are you the one?
We are looking for a unit manager for the preventive unit within individual and family care who wants, can and dares to lead the business into the future. Skellefteå municipality is adapting to the social services of the future. We have collected early and preventive advice and support efforts with the aim of being able to offer the municipal residents help at the earliest possible stage. As part of that, you will be two unit managers responsible for different parts of the preventive unit. Your areas of responsibility are the Center against Violence, family counseling and the involvement of social services in the municipalities' family centres. The Social Office is the municipality's largest administration. One of the administration's departments is Individual and Family Care, which works with support for children, young people and their families. The department also works with support and treatment for adults in outpatient care, livelihood as well as work rehabilitation and employment within Solkraft. Within the department there is also reception for refugees and reception for unaccompanied children. Welcome with your application! WORK DUTIES As unit manager of the preventive unit, you lead the day-to-day work and are responsible for personnel, coordination, follow-up and finances. You are two unit managers with a close collaboration who are responsible for different areas in the preventive unit. In the role, you will also have a coordination function where you lead the collaboration together with other actors. You are directly subordinate to the operations manager and are part of the management group for children and young people enforcement. The assignment is to, together with your unit manager colleague, lead the department's development and challenges in interaction with other leaders in order to reach the social committee's and the department's overall goals. You drive the development of the social work and the mission of the business and ensure that the business takes the necessary steps from the current situation to a new situation, including through collaboration, co-creation and sharing skills for the future. You are responsible for ensuring that the collaboration works. By using the resources where they are most needed, you ensure that we can make a difference for those we are there for. Our goal is to have a preventive unit that maintains high quality. QUALIFICATIONS We are looking for you who want to take on an important assignment and who are driven by challenges. You have trust-based leadership and have the ability to stimulate, engage and motivate employees to renew and develop. You achieve this by being a good example, providing support, managing conflicts and encouraging participation and creativity. It is natural for you to work with a coaching leadership, with a belief in the individual's own abilities. You have a degree in sociology and management or leadership experience. It is advantageous if you have experience of preventive work in activities such as family counselling, children and young people, intimate partner violence or the like. Other social work and knowledge of what it means to work in a politically controlled organization are also meritorious. The role requires you to be a team player who can take your own decisions and initiative when the situation requires it. You are professional, create commitment and lead responsible employees. You are far-sighted, quality-conscious and environmentally oriented and ensure that goals, mandates and tasks are clear to your employees, so that together you effectively reach the set goals of the business. This places great demands on, among other things, competence development, digitization and trust-based governance and management. A B driving license is required for this position. OTHER The Social Office's employees provide care, concern and support to people throughout Skellefteå. They can be elderly, people with physical or mental disabilities or individuals and families in need of special support for a period. Our operations are located all over the municipality and we have specialists in several areas within care, care, nutrition, support and activation for the disabled, substance abuse treatment, family counseling and much more. With empathy, knowledge and commitment, the social office contributes to creating a Skellefteå where everyone has a place. Read more about Skellefteå here: https://skelleftea.se Contact from recruitment and staffing companies and advertising vendors is prohibited.
Why you should work with us!

Skellefteå is a rapidly growing city gaining global recognition. Voted by Time as one of the World's Greatest Places of 2022 and selected by Northvolt for one of Europe’s largest EV battery factories, Skellefteå is quickly becoming the destination of choice for creative talent from all over the world. With a culture that encourages entrepreneurs to realize their ambitions, Skellefteå is a city that helps you bring your dreams to life! 

Application due date 2024-04-21
About the employer
Skellefteå is a rapidly growing city gaining global recognition. Voted by Time as one of the World's Greatest Places of 2022 and selected by Northvolt for one of Europe’s largest EV battery factories, Skellefteå is quickly becoming the destination of choice for creative talent from all over the world. With a culture that encourages entrepreneurs to realize their ambitions, Skellefteå is a city that helps you bring your dreams to life!
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