Social Work Practice Manager
2018 is the year Medway is Promoting Practice
2018 is a new and exciting year for social work with children and families in Medway.
We are committed to delivering the best social work to children and families. We are organised into small and well supported social work teams, with good leadership and delivering social work to systemic principles, focused on working with and strengthening families.
We are committed to providing the best possible working environment to recognise the value of the social work profession. We have invested in the social work establishment to achieve manageable caseloads and in addition to our ongoing commitment to regular professional individual supervision we have introduced Reflective Team supervision, dedicated administrative support that removes the burden of bureaucracy, and we have the kit to support mobile working.
We have designed a comprehensive core and advanced skills programme through our Children & Adults Academy plus accredited training programmes for Systemic Practice; Practice Educating and Leadership Development.
For 2018 to support our social workers and leaders achieve the best experience of relationship based social work for our children and families we have a partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work to provide comprehensive and accredited systemic training and in 2018 we will be recruiting social work qualified Clinical Practitioners to work alongside social workers, co-working as well as offering consultation and advice.
We have designed our career progression to reward continuity of practice for children and families, so in addition to the organisational improvements we have made and the new professional development opportunities for social workers and leaders, we have designed career pathways for managers that reflect the importance we place on the work that social workers do, with a new salary scale that goes to GBP51k with the option of car lease or allowance; and an additional annual payment of GBP2,000 - GBP3,000 according to length of service and role.
After 3 years with Medway you'll have the opportunity to take a period of sabbatical leave and also to pursue study that supports your professional interest.
Practice Manager GBP46,370 - GBP51,162 (including market premia) plus retention of GBP2,000 after 2 years rising to GBP3,000 after 4 years. We would expect a substantial breadth and depth of experience across the areas of Children and Families expertise. Post qualifying training in accredited assessment and/or interventions; experience of developing staff including ASYE assessment.
We are currently recruiting Practice Managers for our First Response and Area Social Work Services.
First Response provides the initial assessment and intervention for families in need of social work and our Area Based teams work with children and families on a longer-term basis through Child in Need; Child Protection and Child Looked After care plans.
2018 is the year that Medway is Promoting Practice and if you want to find out more, phone for a conversation with R??is??n Madden, Head of Children's Safeguarding by telephone or
Kelly Cogger; First Response - ;
Deborra John; Area SW Manager - ;
Nicoleta Stangu; Area SW Manager - ;
Iva Kosoko; Area SW Manager - ;
All posts require a recognised Social Work qualification and current registration with HCPC.
All our teams are co-located and based in Chatham, Kent, where interviews will be held.
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 .