Team Manager – Life Planning, Disability Service - Barking, London
Department: Children’s Services
Division: Complex Needs and Social Care
Section: Care Management Service
Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent
Hours per Week: 35
Compensation scp 49 £46,578– scp 53 £50,442 (PO7)
Planned Number of Hires: 1
Interview Date (Week Commencing): 25th June 2018
Closing Date for Application: 17th June 2018
About the role
As part of our vision to create an outstanding Disability Service we are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking individual to join our established management team as a Team manager.
You will help develop new integrated working across Children’s and Adults Social Care. You will manage multi -disciplinary teams consisting of Social Workers, Family Support Workers and a Consultant Social Worker. In addition to this, you will also have responsibility for managing resources and budgets, quality assurance, performance, chair and attend complex strategy meetings and evidence giving in Court. A key part of this role involves working in collaboration with others and key stakeholders.
You will be able to demonstrate high standards for social work practice and have experience of supervising Social Workers or Students. The successful candidate will have practical experience of delivering good quality service across children’s and adults team. In addition to this, we are seeking candidates who can deliver great practice, promote new concepts and a learning culture. You will share our vision for innovation, creativity and relationship-based approaches and deliver the best possible outcomes for local children, adults and their families.
Special Requirements for this Post
A professional Social Work qualification and HCPC Registration is required for this post. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.
In return we offer a competitive pay package, a positive approach to flexible working, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing. In addition to this, we offer up to 30 days annual leave, a generous local government pension scheme, discounted gym membership at our award winning new gyms and spas and season /travel ticket loans
Please state how you meet the criteria for the role and what specific skills and behaviours you would bring to the position by answering the questions below and submit them with your application:
- Why are you applying for a permanent post in Barking and Dagenham at this point in your career and what particular skills and experience do you have to contribute to the management of social work practice in our borough?
- Please identify what you see as the top three attributes of an effective social work team manager and give an example of where you have demonstrated each of these in your practice to date.
If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please send a copy of your CV to us via the 'apply' button and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
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