Team Manager - Children with Disabilities
Do you have a clear vision of how you can improve the lives of children and young people?
Are you an inspirational leader that truly knows it’s workforce, one who listens, acts, connects and cares?
Yes? Then you may be just the fit we are looking for;
Sandwell Children’s Trust are recruiting for a qualified experienced Team Manager for Children with Disabilities.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate who are passionate, committed and dedicated to improving the lives of children & young people.
Salary range: £46,564 - £49,538 dependent on experience plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation package and £2,500 market supplement per annum*
Since the Trust’s inception in April 2018 our fabulous teams have won awards for Community Cohesion (The Teamwork Programme) and Youth Justice of the Year Award at the UK wide 2019 Shine a Light Awards (Sandwell Youth Offending Service). Our Staff Award events highlight the amazing work delivered by our dedicated individuals and teams and gives us a chance to show our appreciation to all who are on this improvement journey with us.
The Trust has recently secured funding from the Department of Education which will enable us to bring our ’12 reasons to work in Sandwell Children’s Trust’ to life, particularly around learning & development in offering development opportunities for all staff. Please visit our 12 reasons via this hyperlink: https://www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org/work-with-us/
As a new Trust we are agile, we understand where we are in our journey, our recent Ofsted monitoring visits reported;
- Sandwell Children’s Trust knows itself well.
- Management oversight has improved
- The workforce is increasingly stable; continued to attract and retain staff.
- Recruited additional agency staff above its established workforce, recognising the need to reduce caseloads
- The social workers talked to all spoke positively about working for Sandwell Children’s Trust.
- Progress has been made in ensuring that the first response to families and children in need is timely
As a Team Manager for Children with Disabilities you will:
- Be passionate about children with disabilities, their needs, strengths, and ensuring that services work together to meet their needs and those of their families.
- Understand the importance of good and effective care planning.
- Be a leader and recognise that the child is central to all you do.
- Have the ability to inspire and lead a team to achieve the best possible outcomes for children with disabilities.
- A Qualified Social Worker with 5 years’ experience in Children’s Social Care.
- An inspirational leader with excellent management skills and the ability to encourage team working.
- You will require knowledge of the latest policy and guidance around children’s social care, safeguarding and children in care of the local authority.
- 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.
- Experience of providing effective supervision to social workers and social care assistants.
- Experience of managing and improving performance.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in our improvement journey, if you are looking for your next challenge as a Team Manager, then we want to hear from you.
How to apply.
Interested, or have any questions? For an informal discussion contact our Recruitment team on 07584154845
To apply please click on the apply button.
Closing date for applications: Midnight on 31st May 2020
* This supplement will be an additional £2,500 per year paid monthly through normal salary arrangements, to permanent 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.
Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.Supporting documents