Team Manager (Safeguarding & Family Support) – Ref: CH16718

£43,324 - £48,478 per annum
12 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019
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Team Manager (Safeguarding & Family Support) – Ref: CH16718

£43,324 - £48,478 per annum

Walsall Children: Safe, Happy, Learning Well...

It’s a very exciting time to join Walsall Council. We have recently launched our Social Work Academy which embodies our commitment to become a Reflective Learning Organisation. Whatever you level of knowledge, skills and abilities we will support your personal and professional development to ensure that you can perform to your maximum potential.

As a Team Manager, your role is crucial. As their first line manager you will oversee a team of 6/7 Social Workers each with caseloads of between 15 -20 children. You’ll will provide support and guidance on a range of complex case work and offer reflective practice opportunities to individual and groups of social workers. In addition, you will provide overall direction for the recruitment, quality, culture and performance of your team. At every stage, you’ll guide, nurture and inspire them to achieve their best.

In return, we are committed to your ongoing personal and professional development and you will benefit from our management training and leadership opportunities.

To excel, you’ll have extensive frontline experience as well as a solid track record of managing and developing a team. We have launched restorative practice as the foundation of our social work approach within the Borough. Building positive relationships is important not just with the children, young people and families we work with but also with each other. So you will offer high support and high challenge to your social workers and Assistant Team Managers and inspire your teams to do their very best for Walsall children. And you’ll be in your element in an open, collaborative culture of talented, passionate people.

On a personal level, you’ll need to be genuine, friendly and driven – and you’ll share our commitment to supporting the children in our community. Come and join us...

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The ability to communicate verbally with service users and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Closing date for applications: 25 February 2019

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

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