Therapeutic Team Manager
Dudley is focussed, ambitious and creative. Our reshaped council and reshaped service offers a great opportunity for you to influence and develop as we accelerate the pace of change. We want the best people to travel with us and to reap the rewards along the way.
We recognise the importance of investing in our workforce and are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through our learning and development offer provided by our innovative and highly valued Centre for Professional Practice (www.dudleycpp.org.uk).
We have developed a career pathway for all staff. Our successful programme supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development including through our membership of Research in Practice and our bespoke and enhanced training programme for all.
In Dudley we are passionate about the wellbeing of our children, young people and families. Our vision is that Dudley borough is a place where children and young people thrive. Where each child gets a good start in life, where families are supported to be independent, responsible and successful and where the most vulnerable children are protected.
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grade 13
Are you ready for a new exciting challenge? We have a fantastic opportunity for a Team Manager in our Emotional and Wellbeing Service.
Dudley Lighthouse Links is our in-house therapeutic and emotional wellbeing service for Dudley’s children in care. Our focus is to promote the health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and to support those who have responsibility for their care. We offer our service via a therapeutic model approach grounded in the relationship-based tradition and heavily influenced by systemic, strengths based and restorative approaches.
You are invited to join our specialist borough-wide emotional wellbeing service to support a multidisciplinary team of therapeutic social workers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, a therapeutic teacher and skills workers in their delivery of a valued relationship based service to promote a positive working culture that maintains high standards of practice - and empowering others to do the same.
Your role will be to manage and co-ordinate the delivery of Dudley Lighthouse Links consultation and therapy-based service and to work closely with our Children in Care teams and Internal Residential Children’s Homes to contribute to the planning and delivery of a comprehensive package of support. You will also support the Dudley Lighthouse Links team to offer carers the advice, guidance and therapeutic services needed to promote the development of nurturing parental relationships for our most vulnerable and complex children.
If you are innovative, positive, dedicated, and able to embrace change and challenges, we would like to invite you join our team.
Applicants must have a social work qualification along with a sound understanding of the key legislation, policy and best practice guidance underpinning this area of work. They should also be able to demonstrate vision, with excellent leadership skills to ensure we continue to strive to offer the best services for the children we look after.
For further information or an informal chat please contact Wendy Grizzle on 01384 813277 or via email email@example.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
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