Team Manager - Assessment Team

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £44,219 - £48,176 per annum + benefits
Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 02/08/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CSC024AS

This is a fantastic time to be joining Medway as a Team Manager in our Children's Assessment Team.  We have recently realigned our services and increased staffing capacity to ensure our staff feel supported to achieve the best outcomes for our children, young people and families.

We have also invested in our learning and development offer, relaunched a new career progression framework and are in the process of embedding Signs of Safety as our relationship based practice model.

You will be responsible for leading, managing and coaching a team of newly qualified, experienced 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 of working with children and families in the statutory sector together with proven management experience. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience of working with children in a statutory setting and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar relationship and strengths-based practice framework.

If you are passionate and committed to improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people then we would like to hear from you.

Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Market Premia Payment of £4,000 per annum (paid monthly)
  • Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum (payable after 1 year of service)
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Access to a confidential information, advice and counselling service
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

For an informal discussion please contact Ingrid Crisan, Head of Service for Children’s Social Work and Assessment Team on 01634 331505.

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.

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and successful candidates invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.

How to apply

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.