This is an exciting opportunity to join our stable and dynamic Children in Care Support Services - which offers a high standard of service to our children in care and complex need - within a highly supportive environment. Here at Warwickshire County Council, we put children and families at the hearts of everything we do.
We aim to ensure that Warwickshire’s children, young people, parents, and carers receive the right help at the right time. We are passionate about supporting communities and families to build on their strengths and relationships and find their own solutions.
Are you an experienced and passionate Team Leader looking for a change? or are you an experienced Social Worker or an experianced Family Support Worker looking for career progression or redirection? If so, you could be the person that we are looking for to join our innovative and supportive team.
You will be responsible for providing supervision and support to family support workers, sessional workers and apprentices overseeing the range of direct services for our children in care and complex needs - this includes lifestory and direct work informed by a therapeutic model of practice as well as supervised family time for children subject of child protection plans, court proceedings and for children in long term foster care.
You will be part of a supportive and cohesive management group to deliver a safe and effective county wide principled on restorative practice.
We need a Team Leader who is:
Child-centred and has a sound knowledge and ideally experienced in delivering family support services to families with complex need.
Motivated and positive leadership qualities, and ideally direct experience of undertaking Supervision and Staff development.
The ability to work as part of a team with colleagues, families, and partner agencies and to really make a difference in children's lives.
Being proactive, flexible and solution focused in overcoming the challenges.
Good organizational skills and the ability to meet the varied requirements of the role.
Supervisory experience is desirable, but not essential.
If you are an experienced Social Worker, or a Family Support Worker and want to further your development, or an existing Team Manager who fancies a change, this could be the opportunity for you.
The post is based in Rugby, the Children in Care Support Team is a county wide service, and therefore they maybe requirements to cover in the North and South of the county.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For further information about this role please contact Recruiting Manager Lakbir Tahir email@example.com / 07824867053
Closing date: 7th May 2021
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Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.