Children Services Team Managers

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
Salary up to £46,011 + welcome payment of £3,000 + retention payment of up to £3000
Posted
30 Aug 2018
Closes
16 Sep 2018
Job Ref
REC000584
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Inspiring Social Work Excellence in Worcestershire

Do you want to make a real, positive difference to the children and young people of Worcestershire?

If yes, we want to hear from you.

The Role - Children Social Work Services Team Manager

Worcestershire Manager

My name is Tina Russell and I am the Assistant Director for Children's Social Work Services in Worcestershire.

My senior leadership and I are looking to recruit to the last remaining Team Manager vacancies in our service. If you are a dedicated and creative experienced social worker or existing team manager looking to make a difference, develop your career and improve the lives of children and young people, then Worcestershire Children Services should be your next destination.

We are looking for candidates who will keep relentless focus on positive outcomes for our children and young people. You will lead, manage and inspire a small team of up to 6 social workers and be supported by dedicated administrative support.  Supporting you in the management of AYSEs and staff performance and development are a team of advanced social work practionners.  We also have a strong permanent experienced senior management team to support you in your role as Team Manager.

We have Team Manager positions available in;

Initial Assessment & Locality Safeguarding

The Service

Our service improvement plan gives a clear commitment to ensuring that we have the right capacity, capability and environment for our workforce and to achieving outcomes for children and young people we work with. This is an exciting time to join the team.

Our Ofsted monitoring visits have reported continued service improvement for over 12months reporting, 'Overall increase in confidence of social workers resulting in creative, resourceful and reflective practice.' Our revised operating model sees smaller teams enabling increased managerial oversight and support to social workers.

The service has doubled its Supervised Contact Service within the last twelve months and created a dedicated team to undertake welfare return interviews. Both these activities have increased social workers' time to spend directly working with children and young people and this has been welcomed by staff.

Ofsted monitoring visits and Social Work Health Checks have reported a positive morale and confidence in management vision and leadership of the services.

It’s a great time to join our service and help us make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people we work with.

Our offer to you:

We offer a basic salary of up to £46,011 per annum plus a one off 'Welcome Payment' of £3,000 and an annual 'Retention Payment' of up to £3,000 (Subject to terms and conditions).

We also have a great range of other benefits including flexible and mobile working, continual professional and career development through our Social Work Academy and a supportive environment where staff values each other.

What you now need to do:

We know you will understand what an important role this is. If you want to find out more or for an informal chat call the Social Work Recruitment Team on 01905 846666. Alternatively if you just want to apply please send your CV to socialworkopps@worcestershire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 16th September 2018

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