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Assitant Team Manager - Connected Carers Team

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 24/07/2019 23:59
Grade 9, SCP37-41, £39,782 - £43,662
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Sandhill Centre

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Closing date:
24 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

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Grade 9, SCP37-41, £39, 782 - £43,662
Full Time: 37 hours

Allowance of £1239 per annum and 2 % Recruitment and Retention Allowance

This is an exciting opportunity to join and assist in developing a new Connected Carers Team within Together For Children Fostering Sunderland.

We have been commissioned by Sunderland City Council to provide fostering services for Connected Carers and children and young people in Sunderland.

This new team will provide an ideal opportunity to be innovative and do things differently to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families .

We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager who has the passion and drive to take a lead role in the development of the team, to complete and to supervise Social Workers in completing robust Connected Carer assessments, to work within Court processes, to present assessments to the Fostering Panel and to be pro active in the development of training and support opportunities for Connected carers and children and young people. You will have the opportunity to work towards the development and establishment of the Connected Carers Team. Laptops and mobile phones are provided to make mobile and flexible working easier. We have introduced a career progression scheme which is underpinned by a professional learning and development plan. We ensure that there is regular, high quality supervision and annual appraisals. The role involves travelling and a clean driving licence and access to a car is required to be considered for the post. Applicants must have experience in the completion of good quality evidence based assessments, hold a recognised Social Work qualification to degree level, have knowledge of Fostering Standards and a wish to engage in a management role.

Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews to be held on 1st August 2019

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