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Social Work Team Manager - Children's Services

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Seniority:
Team Manager
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary:
£47,845 to £50,900 per annum
Salary Description:
£47845 - £50900 per annum
Posted:
10/01/2022
Job Ref:
JH-152077

Social Work Team Manager - Children's Services - Sandwell's - £47,845 to £50,900 per annum + £2500 market supplement

An experienced Team Manager (Social Work qualified) is required to join our client's Children's Services in Sandwell. The successful Team Manager will be joining a well-established service, managed by a long-standing senior management team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who can take on leadership responsibility for one of 5 teams in the service. You will manage a team of 7 social workers, including one ASYE.

As a successful Social Work Team Manager, you will benefit from:

* £47,845 to £50,900 per annum
* £2,500 market supplement
* Balance your life and work with the services' family friendly policies
* Flexible working patterns that suit you
* Great technology to keep you connected

As a Team Manager:

* You will have the necessary skills and experience to provide clear direction at case allocation, provide support and guidance through management oversight and review at key stages during the child's journey, and provide reflective supervision to develop and support the skills and knowledge of your team.
* You will be able to work as part of the service (alongside partner agencies in MASH) and make threshold-based decisions to inform the plan for our intervention.
* As part of the management team you will be involved in the recruitment of social workers to the service.
* The current duty rota requires you to be the Duty Team Manager once every 5 weeks, during this week you are responsible for managing all the strategy discussions and s47 investigations during that week.

Essential requirements of this Team Manager role:

* An inspirational leader with excellent management skills and the ability to encourage team working.
* A Qualified Social Worker with significant experience in Children's Services
* Experience of supervising or managing a team
* Substantial experience within the court arena
* You will require knowledge of the latest policy and guidance around children's social care and safeguarding
* A strong understanding of financial and resource management.
* Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a head for complexity, and know how to improve services.

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Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 543 6957
Contact: Jolli Heer

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