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Team Manager - Asylum Seeking through Care Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/10/2021 12:00
£43,857 - £45,859 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Seafield House
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Job details 

Closing date:
24 Oct

Further information

This is Redcar & Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

We have many reasons to be proud of our existing services for children, young people and their families in Redcar & Cleveland.

We have a passionate workforce who are committed to supporting children, young people to feel safe, healthy, happy and ready to learn and achieve. We respect everyone as equally valued members of our community by listening to their views and using their opinions to help shape our services.

Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our children?
If you share the ethos of Redcar & Cleveland’s Children and Families Directorate, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Here in Redcar & Cleveland we are committed to providing the highest quality service to improve outcomes for the children in our care. We ensure that the child’s voice remains central to the care plan to enable them to meet their full potential.

The Unaccompanied Children and Young People’s Team is a newly formed and dedicated team. It has been set up to work with children and young people who are in care and seeking asylum or care leavers who have, or are in the process of securing Leave to Remain in the UK.

We want to recruit a Team Manager to lead and manage the team and to provide operational management to a staff team including, social workers, leaving care personal advisor, resource worker, and business support.

The specialist team will provide a child centred approach and a platform to properly prepare children in care and care leavers for adulthood and the secure resettlement for them in the UK. The team will have a strong focus on care planning and improving the experiences of children and young people in care and beyond.

As Team Manager for Unaccompanied Children you will be responsible for the delivery of social work services and ensure there is a timely and high-quality response to our children and young people, their families and carers. You will have experience of managing social work practice within a deputy role or above.

• The skills and abilities we are looking for include the following:
• Experience of managing within a challenging environment
• Extensive experience of Children in Our Care and Safeguarding
• Comprehensive experience of monitoring safety plans and managing risk
• Knowledge of the legal framework in which children’s service operate
• Experience of managing complex care planning situations
• Supporting and managing change
• Excellent organisational skills and abilities
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent time management skills

In Redcar & Cleveland you will benefit from:

• A senior leadership team that listens and cares about you and your work
• A quality framework which supports practice improvement
• Professional development pathways for every stage of your career
• A culture of high expectations, high challenge and high support
• A culture which celebrates social work

For an information discussion about the post please contact Wendy Medd, Service Manager of the Children In Our Care Service.
Resources Tel: 01642 444191 or e-mail wendy.medd@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Required qualifications: Degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification and current SWE Registration.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

The council holds an ambassador status for the Northeast Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease care scheme.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

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