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Children's Team Manager - Looked After Children's Team

£44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week based at St Francis Centre, Southway, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8WZ.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

At Surrey our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey with new management, innovative approaches and considerable energy. Our teams across Surrey are developing into a strong service with a stable workforce. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and are changing our model of work to one which supports excellent children's services, with Family Resilience - early help and prevention, at the heart of our journey. Family Safeguarding, an innovative and highly effective approach, developed in Hertfordshire will be central to our new model.

As a Team Manager you will be committed to helping your service manager and fellow team managers to ensure the service your team provides is forward thinking, responsive and meets the diverse needs of our service users. You will do this by contributing to service strategies, policy and procedures as required.

You will be responsible for managing, motivating and developing your specialist team by sharing your professional leadership and support to help them deliver safe practice and effective management of their workloads. You will ensure that the practice your team delivers is consistent and under your expert guidance and supervision that complex cases and decisions are managed effectively within your area.

You will be a skilled communicator with the ability to build and foster effective working relationships with not only your team, but our partners and colleagues across the county as required to ensure there is successful co productive working across the division.

Throughout all that you do you will ensure that your team uphold and champion best practise so that together we are focused on solving problems before they escalate and we meet the needs of our Children, Young People and their families, reducing the risk of harm.

To be shortlisted for this role you will evidence:

  • That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification
  • Your broad working knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding and other specific to the team/s
  • Your ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills
  • Previous managerial experience

We'd love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving outcomes and safeguarding our children and young people. We've made a great start in changing things for the better at Surrey and now want the best people to join us to continue the great work already achieved.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Susan Conway by e-mail.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 8th December 2019.

Interview dates are to be confirmed.

Children's Team Manager - Looked After Children's Team

Surrey County Council
Permanent

Published on 3 Dec 2019