Assistant Team Manager - Support and Safeguarding
This is an exciting time to join us, we have recently been awarded GBP1.2m to help provide a number of roles to meet the expected increasing demand for social care in the coming years. This is part of a national trend and in Wiltshire, we are planning ahead to manage this effectively.
Our family and children's services are dedicated to making sure every child in Wiltshire gets the best possible start in life.
The support and safeguarding service work with some of our most vulnerable children in Wiltshire, including children in need, children in need of protection, children who are the subject of family proceedings and a proportion of our looked after children.
We are building on the considerable progress already made across our services helping to re-define young futures by providing support at the earliest opportunity by working together with our partners in a coherent and structured way. Families and children will receive a high quality, efficient and effective social work service which results in them being more resilient and will say that you made a positive difference to their lives.
About the role
You will be supporting the manager to direct, co-ordinate and provide leadership to all staff within your team, and in the team managers absence you will deputise by providing management cover and support for operational arrangements.
Within this role, you will be expected to undertake supervision of team members, allocate work and make judgements on intervention, child protection and closure of cases.
This is a truly supportive environment, where you'll be able to work with autonomy while knowing that you have the backing of a team.
As an excellent problem solver and confident decision maker, you'll bring with you considerable social work experience, relevant management/supervision qualifications (minimum of level 4) and/or a minimum of 2 years' experience or training
We recognise that our staff need the right training and support for their practice and professional development to allow them to offer the best support and service to children and young people and their families and carers. We offer a clear support and progression for practitioners including leadership and mentoring programmes for social work staff who would like to progress in their careers.
You must be qualified to a DipSW level or equivalent and be registered as a social worker with HCPC registration.
In addition, you will receive:
- A competitive salary
- Flexible working
- Comprehensive career and professional development support and training programmes
- 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years service
- Enrolment in to the local government pension scheme
- Access to Wiltshire Council's employee benefits
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.
Find out more and apply
Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).
You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.
For specific information about this job, please contact Pier Pritchard, Service Manager. Telephone: 01722 438142 Ext 58142
*A 15% market supplement payment is applicable to the assistant team manager position in the family and children's support and safeguarding and MASH teams. This market supplement payment recognises the market pay rate for roles in this area of children's services. All market supplement payments are subject to review on an annual basis.
This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.