North Warwickshire Children's Team are looking for a Social Work Team Manager to join our Duty and Assessment Team. We are an expanding duty team, currently made up of 3 social work teams who each cover duty on a 3 weekly rota basis. We are seeking to create a fourth team – meaning each team will be on duty one week in four. This additional team requires a Manager.
You would be joining a strong leadership team who are working together to build and develop the Duty and Assessment Team within a wider Social Work service. We are working to provide a responsive service which is able to recognise and meet the needs of children and enhance the life experiences and chances of our children and their families.
37.0 Hours per Week
The Team Manager role is key in ensuring consistently safe practice in supporting, guiding and supervising Social Workers.
The Duty and Assessment Team takes cases needing assessment from the MASH (Multi Agency Screening Hub). The Team Manager will participate in initial Strategy and Triage meetings and will then direct and manage Social Worker involvement to a point where assessment is completed and a working plan to meet the need of the child is determined.
We are seeking a practitioner who recognises and strives towards consistently good practice with a genuine commitment to getting the best outcomes for Children and families.
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, highly motivated and organised Managers who will work hard and to the standards. We welcome creative, solution focused colleagues and will in turn support you to be the best that you can be.
Strong communication together with significant Social Work experience is essential.
Experience of managing/supporting Social Workers and/or Social Worker practice is also a requirement.
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 and Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Lisa Blundell - 01926413492
Closing Date: 9 October 2017
Interview Date: 23 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.
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