Team Coordinator

£35,444 - £39,177 per annum
20 Jul 2017
01 Sep 2017
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Staffordshire County Council

Families First Service

Team Co-ordinator

Care Planning and Court Team, Looked After Children

Salary: - £35,444 - £39,177 (Grade 10)

Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Tamworth

Staffordshire County Council Care Planning and Court Teams, holds responsibility for a high number of Looked After Children and Care Proceedings with responsibility for the conduct of cases through court and to conclusion. The team plans for the child’s long-term future, with options which may include a plan of Reunification, Child Arrangement Order, Care Order, Special Guardianship Order, Adoption, Kinship Care or Long-term Foster Care. There is a clear emphasis on placement stability and sound permanency planning.

As one of the two Team Co-ordinators you will be responsible for supporting and supervising Social Workers, AYSE’s and Family Support Workers to support the continuous development of colleagues. You will need to work closely with the Team Manager to ensure the needs of Looked After Children and Care Planning is prioritised and is of a consistent high quality. In addition to your supervisory role, you will be expected to deputise for the Team Manager.

You will need to have an up to date working knowledge of the Public Law Outline and Court processes, with an up to date knowledge of regulations with regard to permanency planning and adoption. You will be required to attend Court and to support social workers in the transition of cases between services.

This post forms part of the Management Team and is not a case holding position. If you are an experienced practitioner seeking an opportunity to progress into management, and have the skills, knowledge and experience to work on a busy social work team and a commitment to supporting children to achieve their full potential, then this is an opportunity for you to join a service with a clear focus on achieving positive outcomes for children and young people.

For an informal discussion please contact the Team Manager, Sara Dowding on 01827 475555.

Closing Date: Rolling advert until position is appointed to

Interview Date: Interviews begin on 04 September 2017

To apply for this post click on the Apply for job button below.

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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