Social Work Unit Manager - MASH

Wolverhampton City Centre
£42,806 - £46,608
21 May 2018
31 May 2018
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Are you ready for an exciting experience, then join City of Wolverhampton Council.

We take immense pride in the work that we do and place Wolverhampton children and families at the centre of every decision we make. We are looking for individuals who share our passion and will work to meet the needs of our children and families.

City of Wolverhampton have invested in training all staff in Restorative Practice to ensure there is effective communication and consistency in working with families and children to ensure that are at the heart of everything we do.

We have remodelled the way we deliver social work services and invite suitably experienced and qualified applications for the position of Social Work Unit Manager. Successful applicants will be responsible for the management of a social work unit and will play a vital role in oversight and management of the staff within the unit, ensuring the delivery of quality services to children and their families.

Applications for the role of Social Work Unit Manager within the MASH would be welcomed from applicants who are able to demonstrate excellent customer care in a child and family centred environment and who are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

You will be responsible for ensuring that there is clear and consistent management oversight of services to children and families, through the management of cases allocated to Social Workers in your unit. You will have experience of working with Children in Need and their families and with families where children are subject to Child Protection plans. You will support your unit in ensuring statutory timescales are met and that all services to children and their families are underpinned by quality assessment and care planning.

You should have an excellent knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding practice together with the ability to respond to new referrals, signposting to services and assessing need. We will offer the successful candidate a multi-professional, supportive and engaging environment in which to practice.

For informal enquiries please contact Michelle Earp-Gaskell on 01902 553025.

As the MASH is based with Police colleagues, in addition to a DBS check, appointable applicants will also be required to go through a Police Vetting process.

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: 29 May 2018

Please note, this advert will temporarily close at midnight on Friday 18 May due to system maintenance and will be re-open again on Monday 21 May. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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