Team Manager (Senior Practice Supervisor) – Looked After Children

Application closing date – 20/05/2018

Package: Grade L £39,002 – £41,846 + 15% temporary recruitment and retention allowance.

Full Time: 37 Hours Permanent

Job category/type: – Care and Social Work

Our client, the local council has a care pledge which outlines how they promise to work with, and for, looked after children and care leavers.   It is part of Gateshead’s commitment to give looked after children and care leavers the best opportunities they can in life.

They believe that all looked after children deserve the best experiences in life.  From excellent care which promotes good health and educational attainment, to a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents and skills in order to have an enjoyable childhood and successful adult life. Stable placements and support during transition are all essential elements provided, with children able to achieve their potential through the ambition and high expectations of all those involved in their lives.

Currently they are seeking to recruit an additional experienced Team Manager within the team to undertake a strategic development role in the identification and effective delivery of the looked after and leaving care service.  If you are successful, you will supervise the practice and decision making of Social Work Practitioners whist developing the skills of individuals and the team.  Your role will involve scrutinising performance and implementing effective and timely improvements to improve outcomes for Looked After Children.

It is essential that you have a Social Work qualification or equivalent, post qualifying training and be registered with the HCPC.

You will have knowledge of child care legislation and statutory guidance, child development throughout the age range, child protection and multiagency responsibilities, psycho socio and economic factors impacting on children and families and assessment and Social work interventions, including systemic theory.

Knowledge of statutory and organisational contexts, corporate parenting responsibilities, Every Child Matters Agenda for Looked After Children, current Government policy drivers, performance management approaches and Performance frameworks, models of reflective practice and supervisory techniques are also essential.

You must be committed to promoting Equality and Diversity and have a proven ability to provide reflective supervision, think systematically, effectively challenge and influence Social Work Practitioner whilst guiding them to seek evidence based conclusions and improving the practice of others.  It is also essential that you are able to demonstrate that you have developed strategies to improve the throughput of work and shaped and influenced a culture of productivity and learning.

As an employee you would receive a generous annual leave package (increasing after 5 years), be a member of the Tyne & Wear Pensions Fund and be eligible to access a range of employee benefits such as the flexi time scheme, child care benefit scheme, annual leave purchase scheme as well as a variety of staff offers and discounts.

It is essential that you have a current driving licence and access to a car, or means to mobility support.

If successful you will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure.

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