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Team Manager - Permanence Team

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Looked After Children
Team Manager
North West
St. Helens, Merseyside
£38,813 to £40,760 per annum
Salary Description:
£38813 - £40760 per annum
Job Ref:

Team Manager - Permanence Team - St. Helens - £38,813 - £40,760 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity available in St Helens for an experienced team manager to work in a permanence team.

This role is located at the heart of England's North West - midway between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and within a 90-minute drive of the Lake District. St. Helens has a varied and growing affordable residential offer, ranging from town center apartments to urban villages and rurally located executive and family homes. Schools in the Borough obtain strong exam results and are experiencing year on year increases in performance. In short, St. Helens offers a quality of life that few locations can.

Benefits as a Permanence Team Manager:

* Recruitment and Retention allowance of up to £4000
* Free parking
* Generous annual leave
* Huge investments in Child's Services
* A strong, permanent senior management structure
* Low average caseloads for social workers
* No hot desks
* A positive, open and working environment
* Attractive salary and relocation package
* Excellent pension scheme
* Essential car user allowance is available

Responsibilities as a Permanence Team Manager:

* Managing a team and supervising social workers
* The permanency service
* Working with foster carers
* Some understanding of the leaving care service/transitions
* Care planning regulation
* Developing permanency plans which include SGO and adoption
* Corporate parenting responsibilities
* Life story work
* Safeguarding knowledge
* Excellent working relationships with families
* Day to day case management
* Looked after children reviews
* Allocating work to staff
* Conducting formal supervision of staff to support them professionally to undertake their caseload of work
* Appraising staff and ensuring training/ learning needs are identified

Essential Requirements:

* Social Work England Registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Qualified as a social worker with previous management experience

For more information please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 07545828580
Contact: Damon Storer

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