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Team Manager - Children with Disabilities Social Work Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/09/2019 12:00
£45,591 - £47,545 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Seafield House

Job details 

Closing date:
27 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This is Redcar and 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 and 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 and Cleveland.

We have a passionate workforce who are committed to supporting children and 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.

We are a caring and supportive team; loyal and tenacious, with integrity at the heart of everything we do.

Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our children?

If you share the ethos of Redcar and Cleveland’s Children and Families Directorate, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Here in Redcar and Cleveland we are committed to providing the highest quality service to improve outcomes for the children and families in our borough. Our dedicated social work teams ensure that the child’s voice remains central and interventions are evidence based with a clear focus on safely managing risk.

We are seeking a dynamic team manager to lead our Children with Disabilities Social Work Team. If you are enthusiastic and passionate, and want to make a real difference in disabled children's lives, then we would like to hear from you.

As the team manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day line management, operation and ongoing development of the team, providing services for disabled children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families, in accordance with national standards and guidance and departmental policies and procedures. As part of this role you will ensure that assessments and plans for children are robust, evidence-based, progressed in a timely way, are effective in keeping children safe and are outcome focused. You will also will be responsible for the development of the social care element of the Children and Families Act special educational needs agenda. The work you support will involve children in need, those in need of protection and children in our care.

You will:
• Have an established track record in children’s social work and multi-agency working.
• Be able to create an environment which enables excellent practice by setting high standards and motivating others to do the same.
• Motivate and support social workers to be ambitious on behalf of children and families.
• Facilitate constant reflective thinking about the welfare of families and the safety of children.
• Lead by example, showing integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity of purpose.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships, and be visible and accessible to the team, to children, young people and families, and to other professionals.

In Redcar and 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.

If you would like to have an informal discussion please contact Jo Levie, Service Manager, on 01642 304500 or email jo.levie@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Required qualifications: Degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification & current HCPC 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 DBS disclosure will be sought.

This post is also subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearances to ensure the Council is compliant with the Government’s requirements for Public Sector Network (PSN) Compliance. The criteria for a BPSS clearance includes applicants being required to satisfy the following the eligibility conditions of nationality/right to work and providing appropriate documentation to enable the Council to verify the identity of the applicant, their employment and/or academic history, and passing a criminal record (unspent convictions) check.

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East 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 car scheme.

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