Team Manager - Children's Social Work Teams

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £49,376 - £53,437 (inclusive of market premia)
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. 12 months fixed term.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 14/08/2022 at 23:55
Reference: CSC806RJ

We are recruiting an experienced Team Manager to join our Children’s Social Work Team and help us achieve our vision for all our children, young people and families in Medway. 

You will be responsible for leading, managing and coaching a team of 6 social workers and a family support worker responsible for delivering and improving services for vulnerable children, young people and their families. You will report to a Group Manager and work closely with other Team Managers across the service.

As a registered social worker with SWE you will have a minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience working with children and families in the statutory sector. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar relationship and strengths-based practice framework.

You will be motivated, committed and passionate about making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families. You will be able to build effective relationships, demonstrate strong assessment and analysis skills and work effectively as part of a team.

In return for your commitment, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including a market premia payment of £4000 per annum (paid in 12 equal payments) and a retention payment of £3000 per annum (paid after 1 years’ continuous service with Medway).

The workstyle for this role has been identified as Hybrid working - works from home or our offices in Chatham.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Louise Paterson, Service Manager for CSWT, on 01634 337398

Please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button.  Alternatively email your cv with a covering letter to cscrecruitment@medway.gov.uk, quoting reference CSC806RJ

Your application will be reviewed as soon as you apply.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interviewed via Microsoft Teams.

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

Candidates must have a valid driving licence for use in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

 

Important Information

Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332211 or email cscrecruitment@medway.gov.uk. 

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

For more information on our Children & Adults Social Care jobs please visit: www.medwaysocialcarejobs.co.uk.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

 

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

 

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

 

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



Further information on this vacancy

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