Early Help Team Leader Social Work Qualified
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At Warwickshire County Council (WCC) we work with children and families restoratively, building strong relationships and connections to help families find long-lasting solutions. Our work contributes to our wider County Council aim – to make Warwickshire the best it can be for everyone.
It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives our staff to succeed, develop and achieve. If you’re someone who wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion, tenacity, courage and purpose, then we want you to work with us.
We have a whole council commitment to flexible working and employee wellbeing. We nurture, support and challenge each other to achieve the best outcomes for all our children. All of our practice is underpinned by restorative and trauma informed practice.
We’re building something very special in Warwickshire. A community of practice – with diverse thought, skills and experiences. Working for every child to create a Child Friendly Warwickshire.
Early Help and Targeted Support services in Warwickshire have seen a significant transformation, helping to ensure children, young people and families access the right support at the right time.
We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent full time Social Work qualified Team Leader in Nuneaton and Bedworth. The post holder will be motivated in the coordination and operation of Early Help services across the locality, working closely with a range of key stakeholders including statutory partners, service providers, the voluntary sector, children, young people and families.
You will manage your Locality Team and the Early Help Social Workers to meet the outcomes of the service and enjoy being actively involved in the wider service leadership team who model WCC behaviours and values to ensure we are the best we can be.
About the Role
Essential experience to be successful in the role include:
Professional Social Work qualification and current registration as a Social Worker with Social Work England and substantial post qualification experience.
Significant experience as a practicing Social Worker and knowledge of Early Help.
Ability to build and maintain links with local schools, voluntary and statutory agencies that promote the service and encourage good working relationships to enhance high quality service outcomes.
Management of incoming work including prioritisation and allocation through caseload management of team members, review and closure of cases.
Manage and supervise a Children and Families Team of staff which will include Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Targeted Support Officers, Senior Family Support Workers and Apprentices.
Manage a locality network to promote an ecosystem approach between services.
Contribute to the operational planning of the service including the coordination of parenting programmes and duty systems.
Manage and support teams through organisational change.
Chair locality discussion panels to ensure the successful transition of children and families to Early Help and Social Care teams.
To deputise for the Operations Manager in their absence.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For an informal discussion please contact Stacey Gill, Operations Manager by email: email@example.com
Closing Date: 26 October 2021
Proposed interview date: 16 and 17 November 2021
Applicants successfully selected for interview will be required to complete an assessment process for this post.
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