Team Manager SEND Social Care
*** Please note that this vacancy is subject to restrictions i.e. to minimise compulsory redundancies, applications from existing employees (directly employed by Warwickshire County Council) will be considered and processed prior to any applications from external candidates. It is stressed that you should still apply as normal, since if we are unable to find a suitable internal candidate we will then look at the other applications we have received, rather than re-advertise the vacancy. ***
SEND Social Care consists of an Operations Manager, Team Managers, Social Workers, Social Care Workers and administrative workers. You would be joining a very strong leadership team who are working together to deliver the Authority’s transformation agenda. We are supporting our staff to deliver services which are able to enhance the life experiences and chances of children and young people with a disability, and their families, and keeping them safe and healthy. As a team we are recognised both within our own agency and outside for excellent practice and genuine commitment to getting the best outcomes. We are looking for a highly motivated person who will work hard and to high standards to join our team.
37.0 Hours per Week
To manage a team of Social Workers and Social Care workers ensuring they receive guidance, supervision and support. Work will be undertaken in line with statutory requirements and departmental policy and undertaken in co-operation with our partner agencies with whom we maintain very good relationships. The role involves working with Social Workers and a number of partner agencies in the delivery of a quality service to children with disabilities and their carers. You will monitor Child in Need Plans, Child Protection Plans and supervise workers engaged in Court Work and/or the provision of services to ensure that the outcomes of children are met.
As Team Manager you will be required to ensure that the assessments and plans formulated for children and young people by the Social Care Workers are of good quality and that these are undertaken in a timely fashion in order to avoid delay for children. To be responsible for monitoring and auditing the quality of service provided by staff in order to ensure that it meets the aims and objectives of Team and Service Plan. To manage any response to Complaints and Representations at Stage 1. To provide a high level of knowledge and skills relevant to the team’s service area, advising and assisting with the development of best practice, systems and protocols which will support the delivery of a quality service and reflect change. To maintain a knowledge and expertise across Children’s Services, so as to be able to provide management cover for other teams, when requested.
To build and maintain links with local voluntary and statutory sector agencies, promoting the service and encouraging good joint working and relationships. When appropriate, to be the department’s management representative negotiating joint agreement on service provision with other agencies. To identify the need for any appropriate service meeting, including those involving other agencies. Being responsible for ensuring that such meetings are called, where appropriate chairing the meetings, for establishing clear outcomes and that any actions are followed up. To ensure that health and safety responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the department’s Health and Safety policy and procedures. To undertake other duties that the County Council shall from time to time require.
This organisation is 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 further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
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Closing Date: 21 September 2017
Interview Date: 04 October 2017
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification