Senior Fieldwork Manager

Recruiter
SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL
Location
Sheffield
Salary
41025.00 - 45657.00 GBP Annual
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
21 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract

This is an exciting time to join Sheffield City Council's frontline Children's Services. We are committed to ensuring that vulnerable children and young people are effectively supported to reach their full potential, delivered through our effective early help and prevention services, and strong partnerships that ensure safeguarding remains the highest priority for children and young people in Sheffield.

To help deliver our vision, we need experienced, self-motivated, innovative and creative social work professionals. You will have a social work qualification and be HCPC registered. You will need experience and skills in partnership working across Children's Services and to promote co-operation, working together with other organisations and service users as the means of shaping, developing and delivering services.

You will ensure that children, young people and families receive timely, first class specialist assessments, clearly identifying risks and needs and oversee the development and implementation of a focussed multi agency plan to protect them. To ensure care plans are of a high quality, that they have a clear evidence base and that they are regularly reviewed and are well recorded.

We have a new Leadership and Management Training Package delivered by the University of Sheffield Management School and you will have opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development.

You will have significant post qualification experience in Children and Families front line statutory social work and will supervise a team of six social workers (FTE) including an Advanced Social Work Practitioner. Newly qualified social workers (ASYE's) are line managed and supported by you and mentored by Social Work Consultants.

You will have the ability to advise and make decisions on complex cases as well as monitoring work plans to ensure performance standards are achieved, in terms of consistency and quality.

Sheffield offers an unrivalled quality of life, combining the best of city living with the beauty and tranquillity of the Peak District National Park. On offer are all the benefits of living in the 4th largest city; shopping, entertainment, theatres, sport, good schools and excellent transport links - all at affordable prices.

Situated in the heart of England, Sheffield presents itself as an ideal location for living and working and offers one of the best value environments to live in.

Sheffield is the only city with a National Park within its boundary, that's at least two good reasons for living here!

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented in this service.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Please apply on the Sheffield City Council Website via the button below.