Team Managers - Child Protection & Court Teams (Locality)

Location
Hybrid Working
Salary
£48,682 - £51,791 dependent on experience plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation allowance and access to excellent employee benefits
Posted
25 Jul 2022
Closes
08 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SAND000006434
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Our recent Ofsted inspection confirmed we’ve changed and we would love to welcome you along for the ride.

Is it the exceptional benefits? The truly flexible approach to hybrid working? The generous holiday allowance? The pay and package that sets us apart?

Truth is, it’s all of these and more, but it’s really about our people. When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell.  With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our Family.

Exciting opportunities have arisen for Team Managers to join the Child Protection & Court Teams

Hybrid working

The Trust has vacancies for Team Managers to join our Child Protection & Court Teams within the newly realigned Operations Service.  Based in a locality model with a focus on good quality assessments and dynamic planning which deliver timely evidence-based interventions and the progress of pre-proceedings/care proceedings through to permanency planning, this service will strengthen partnership working with families in local communities. 

As a Team Manager working in one of the Child Protection & Court Teams you will: -

  • Provide the highest level of professional service within a CP & Court Team and be responsible for advice, supervision, decision, support and delegated functions.
  • Support and manage staff who work with children subject of Child Protection Plans or within Court Proceedings;
  • Deliver effective management support and individual supervision and guidance to a team of social work staff
  • Ensure that the allocation of work within the team meets the need of the children and families within Sandwell and be responsible for the recruitment and appointment of social work and other relevant staff in the service area.
  • Support social workers and quality assure their assessments, statements and the formulation of plans for children, including, where required, those placed before the court
  • Monitor and report on the team’s performance, standards and quality of work to ensure compliance with the Trust’s requirements
  • Have a good level of experience of working in a children and families setting.
  • Have a good knowledge of minimum standards and be able to achieve our expectation for promoting change in family life.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse information and make informed decisions.
  • Good knowledge of child development.
Just visit our website and search under benefits to see the full facts and the 12 reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust.

https://www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org/work-with-us/

So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.

 

About you:

  • You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England.
  • An inspirational leader with excellent management skills and the ability to encourage team working.
  • Have significant experience in Children’s Services
  • Experience of supervising or managing a team 
  • Substantial experience within the court arena
  • You will require knowledge of the latest policy and guidance around children’s social care and safeguarding
  • A strong understanding of financial and resource management.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a head for complexity, and know how to improve services.

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.

Our teams at Sandwell Children’s Trust are all amazing, they inspire great ideas, drive new plans forward and help to make Sandwell Children’s Trust a fantastic place to work. We ensure that we are always recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of the community we serve.

With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our ‘Sandwell Family’.

To apply please submit your CV and a Cover Letter to recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.

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