Assistant Team Manager - Child Asylum and 16+ Team
We have a wonderful opportunity within our Child Asylum & 16 Plus Team for a suitably qualified and experienced Social Worker looking to take their next exciting step into an Assistant Team Manager role. Located in our modern offices in Chelmsley Wood, within this well established and stable team, you will lead and manage a group of Social Worker’s and Personal Advisor’s and will have responsibility to the support a range of young people who are looked after and care experienced.
An important part of the role is to provide support to work in partnership with key agencies and work with colleagues in the team to develop services for all of our young people up to their 25th birthday.
You will also be part of the leadership team, to promote a learning environment within the team and develop the skills of team members to enable them to do their job well.
Our Child Asylum and 16 Plus Team was viewed by OFSTED as universally GOOD following our recent inspection. It has also been noted by Ofsted that our staff are “happy to work in Solihull; they feel well supported and valued”.
To apply you will need a Social Work Degree (or equivalent), registration as a Social Worker with Social Work England, and significant experience working with children, families and their carers.
A clear understanding of safeguarding is critical to this role. A strong working knowledge of Child Care Legislation (Volume 2 & 3 of the Children Act 1989 and the Children, Leaving Care Act 2000) and an understanding of immigration regulations, policy and procedures is also required.
In return, we offer the opportunity to develop your experience and skills within a friendly, professional working environment. You will have access to our high quality internal training programme and our Continuous Professional Development framework. The Social Workers you support will be set manageable caseloads. Our practice framework is Signs of Safety and we will provide you with training and support regarding the framework, as required.
We are a small and friendly local authority with good relationships across the children’s social work service. Furthermore, we have close partnerships across agencies in the borough, which allow for a culture of support, shared learning and mentoring between agencies.
At Solihull we are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working as we recognise that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go. Our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for the majority of our roles, to enable our people to be able to work remotely wherever possible.
We also offer employees a competitive salary, together with a range of other flexible working options, attractive staff benefits, free onsite parking, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and our free, 24-hour independent Employee Assistance programme.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Laura Freeman (Team Manager) on 0121 788 4455 or 07384248135.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8th June 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our interview process is kept under constant review and alternatives to face to face interviews such as video conferencing / virtual interviews may be required. The interview process for this role will be confirmed upon shortlisting based on the guidance at that time and shortlisted candidates will be informed and advised accordingly.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is required.
This post requires a disclosure and barring check.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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