Social Care Team Manager - Child Assessment Team

£51,901 - £54,934
10 Sep 2021
24 Sep 2021
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Social care
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Social Care Team Manager – Child Assessment Team

Grade 9 (£51,901 - £54,934)

Develop your career in social work at City of Wolverhampton Council.

The Child Assessment Team completes the first social work assessment for children, young people and their families following a referral into and triage by the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub [MASH24], which is the single point of contact for all safeguarding referrals in Wolverhampton.  The Child Assessment Team complete assessments under section 17 and section 47, present children & young people to Initial Child Protection Conferences and initiate Public Law Outline procedures where children need immediate protection.  The Child Assessment Team work closely with internal and external partners to provide rapid wrap around support to children, young people and their families during their first period of statutory assessment where needs, vulnerabilities and risk are increasing and where families are in crisis.  The Child Assessment Team determine the threshold of support for children and young people and complete the transfer to one of the Strengthening Families locality teams for continued support through the provision of Early Help, Child in Need or Child Protection support.

This is an exciting time to joins us, as an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated service, we are committed to providing the best care and support to our children and families and our employees.

We are a forward-thinking and transformational council working hard to improve outcomes for families, taking pride in our work we also offer our employees excellent training and fantastic avenues for progression, all with a highly competitive salary.

The post holder will:

  • Ensure the provision of a high quality and effective social work service to meet the needs of children and their families, safeguarding children in a timely manner within statutory guidelines.
  • Represent the service within multi-agency forums and to contribute to the development of policy and practice in Children’s Services across the city.
  • Ensure the social work service is fully integrated within the wider Children's Services in order to promote positive outcomes for children and their families.
  • Provide effective leadership within the service, taking responsibility, being accountable and motivating staff within the team.
  • Act as a champion within the service for restorative practice.

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:

  • A panel interview and 10 minute presentation

For further information on these posts please contact:

Leah Arnold (Service Manager) via email to

Formal panel interviews (including presentation) will be held w/c 4 October 2021

For information on working in Social Care for City of Wolverhampton Council please go to:

As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually.  Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

Redeployees closing date 16th September 2021

Internal and external closing date 23rd September 2021

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