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Team Managers - Families First Service

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/04/2020 23:59
£41,675 - £45,591 Grade 14 plus recruitment & retention allowance
£2500 recruitment & retention allowance
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location

Job details 

Closing date:
2 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Services – Families First Service

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/112

The Families First Service are seeking Team Managers on a permanent basis for the Durham Central and Newton Aycliffe teams. Our Families First teams are statutory teams responsible for children and young people from the point of referral to the point of permanence. These teams assess risk and implement care plans for children and young people deemed to be in need of Level 4 Services on the Durham Staircase of Need. They complete single assessments, work with children on a Child in Need basis, undertake Child Protection Work and enquiries under Section 47, as well as Public and Private Law.

Salary: £41,675 - £45,591 plus £2,500 lump sum recruitment and retention allowance (reviewed annually). Salary on appointment is determined by length of service and level of experience.

The following principles guide their work:
• Ensuring the child’s journey and their voice remains central.
• Providing help at the earliest opportunity.
• Supporting and promoting community resilience through the provision of locally delivered services in local communities, which make sense to families.
• Delivering evidence based interventions with a focus on safe escalation and de-escalation of cases.

As Team Manager of a Families First team you will:
• Create an environment where social work will flourish, and where your team put children and families at the centre of everything they do.
• Support the team to embed Signs of Safety as a model of practice so that:
o The quality of relationships is central to the practice of the team;
o The team robustly assess risk;
o The work of the team with parents, children and young people is collaborative, timely and intensive, and supports families to find their own solutions;
o The team challenge constructively;
o The team use strength based language;
o The team are clear about what good looks like for each child.
• Lead by example, showing integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity of purpose.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships, and be visible and accessible to your team, to children, young people and families, and to other professionals.

In Durham, you will benefit from:
• A senior leadership team that listens and cares about you and your work.
• Excellent opportunities for career progression, if you want to broaden your experience or move into other levels of management.
• A clear professional development offer, supported by a commitment to offering you 5 days a year to spend in continuous professional development (CPD), and opportunities to access specialist training.
• A culture of high expectations, high challenge and high support.
• A culture, which takes pride in and actively celebrates social work.

You can read more about these and other benefits of working in Durham in the attached document.

Removal, lodging and separation expenses may be available to the successful candidate if at the time of application for appointment their place of residence is outside the administrative area of County Durham and in excess of 30 miles in a straight line from the their new administrative centre, along with a number of other criteria for eligibility.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Jo Levie, Operations Manager on 03000 266949 or via e-mail at jo.levie@durham.gov.uk

Required qualifications: Degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification, e.g. Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (PDDipSW) Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), Diploma in Social Work (DipSW), Certificate in Social Services (CSS) & current Social Work England Registration.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 13th April 2020.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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