Team Managers across Sandwell Children's Trust
Full and Part Time positions are available plus flexible working opportunities
Salary £45,651 - £48,568 depending on experience plus market supplement of £2,500* and up to £6,500 relocation payment (subject to terms & conditions)
About the Trust
At Sandwell Children’s Trust, our purpose is clear – “improving the lives of children and young people” is at the heart of everything we do.
Praised by Ofsted 2 months since the Trust Launched for our ‘ambitious improvement plan’ and our ‘renewed energy and determination to improve services for children and families’, at Sandwell Children’s Trust we are well on the way to becoming the region’s employer of choice.
In the Trust we are transforming the way we do things and we want to strengthen our teams to enable us to provide intervention and preventative solutions for the families we work with. We have the freedom to make quick decisions that matter the most, resulting in the best possible outcomes.
We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people.
We support our social workers to undertake creative methods of intervention to ensure the voice of the child is at the centre of service development. Vulnerable children and families have a voice and their views will impact on how the service is shaped.
You will receive good quality supervision and support, continuous professional development, attractive employee benefits and an opportunity for a career pathway in Sandwell, we want you to make a real difference in children’s lives.
About the Role
Leading the provision of care, you’ll be a supervisor, mentor, collaborator and advisor.
You’ll be an advocate for communities and families, and an ambassador for children and young people. A proactive partner of carers, agencies, service users and colleagues, you’ll set standards, shape ideas, and promote new and better practice. What’s more, you’ll be part of monitoring quality and performance across the service and develop plans to ensure your team continues to deliver effective results.
A qualified social worker with experience of managing teams focused on children and young people, you’ll bring to the role proven experience of outcome focused interventions, prioritisation and care planning.
you’ll be an inspirational mentor for young people and will ensure that their voice is represented in the service we provide.
We believe that the growth and development of our staff is essential if we are to deliver outstanding outcomes for the most vulnerable children in Sandwell.
Sandwell Children’s Trust will make a commitment to your continuous learning and development and dedicate 15 days per year to your professional development and also offer learning placements of up to 6 months to expand your knowledge.
We believe that a good work-life balance is key to productivity and ensuring our staff are happy, so we ensure there is the opportunity for working patterns to suit you.
We are committed to lowering case loads to an average of 15-18 per employee, ensuring workload is manageable and you are able to focus on the children and young people.
You will have access to a range of wellbeing offers and initiatives and every staff member will be provided with brand new ICT equipment and state of the art systems.
What you need to be successful in this role
A Qualified Social Worker with significant experience in Children’s Services
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.
Be an inspirational leader and able to encourage team working.
* This supplement will be an additional £2,500 per year paid monthly through normal salary arrangements, to permanent social workers/senior social workers and Team Managers working in Care Management. This market supplement does not apply to ASYEs until they move out of their first year.