Children's Services Practice Supervisor - Adoption Team
As Practice Supervisor and front line manager, you’ll manage, guide and supervise a small team, providing primary assessment, support and advice. You’ll also ensure that our vision for Children’s Services and the priorities of the team are met to safeguard and protect children and young people at all times.
Make a real contribution to care across the county
Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we believe that children, young people and families deserve outstanding social care. Our high aspirations mean we’re now at the forefront of innovation and while we’ve made great strides, we want to achieve more. Much more. That’s why we’re part of an exciting project with Eileen Munro, using the Signs of Safety framework across all service areas.
We’re also involved in the Partners in Practice Programme – an exciting partnership where we work with other best performing local authorities to redefine what children’s services departments look like, with the only design principle being what works for children. Bring your ideas and innovation to the table and you’ll transform the lives of children by delivering tangible results, not only here in Lincolnshire, but across the UK.
Everything we’re doing has created a supportive and vibrant working environment in which we genuinely want you to progress and feel confident in your role.
What you’ll be doing
The Lincolnshire Adoption Team is a county wide service with three parts to the team. One of the posts is to manage a small team of post adoption workers who assess and deliver services to adoptive and SGO families who require support, the other is to manage the children's SW's who work on 'twintracking' cases in the court arena, completing reports and working with all children who have adoption plans, through to adoptive placement and adoption orders being granted.
As Practice Supervisor and frontline manager, you’ll manage, guide and supervise a small team, providing primary assessment, support and advice. You’ll also ensure that our vision for Children’s Services and the priorities of the team are met to safeguard and protect children and young people at all times. This is an exciting opportunity to have real input in to the efficient and effective delivery of care across the county for the children we look after.
What we’re looking for
- An HCPC registered social worker with extensive experience of children’s social work.
- Practice Educator Stage 1 and 2 – and ideally a post graduate management certificate.
- An understanding of the importance of good people management, as well as experience supporting, guiding and mentoring others.
- Knowledge of childcare legislation and experience of Section 47 investigations.
- Budget management skills and experience managing projects.
- Exceptional planning and organisational skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
- Collaborative, committed and motivated, you’re a great team manager who enjoys working with a diverse range of people.
In return, we’re committed to supporting your continuous professional development and career progression.
We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak to one of the team to find out more about working here. That’s why we have a dedicated in-house advisor on hand to talk to you, or support you with your application. Simply contact Nikita Lord on 07775 642 894 and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
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If you will require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, please contact us to discuss this before submitting your application.