Team Managers - Children and Family Services
Develop your social work career in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
We put the needs of the children in Cornwall right at the heart of everything we do - and that takes professionals who share our determination to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.
Cornwall is at the forefront of social work practice with children and families. In June 2016 OFSTED gave an overall rating of its children's services as 'Good' under the tough Single Inspection Framework. Being rated 'Good' puts Cornwall in the top 25% of children's services in the country. We are one of only 13 local authorities that have improved to 'Good'.
"Children's services in Cornwall are good. A stable and dedicated senior management team, led by an experienced Director of Children's Services has worked steadily and purposely to implement systemic change to services for children and young people in Cornwall. In doing so they have created a culture of learning, support and challenge in a professional environment that has enabled social work to flourish." (Ofsted 2016)
We believe in humane, relationship-based social work practice with children and families. Our unified approach in Cornwall is characterised by interventions that are strengths-based and pro-social learning. Our innovative practice and services reflect this approach, including things like the Family Partnership Model, Functional Family Therapy and Video Interaction Guidance. We are a 'Signs of Safety' implementing local authority and partnership. We have taken a whole-system approach to supporting families and improving outcomes for children.
We have full time opportunities available in the following teams:
Family Assessment and Support Team - Truro and Launceston
Child Protection Team - West Cornwall
You should be an experienced and proven practitioner or a social work manager with substantial experience in statutory social work with children and families. You will be able to evidence how you have applied your learning to your practice, and you will have a proven track record of practice that improves the lives of children.
You must be qualified with a social work degree, social work qualification (Dip.SW, CCSW, CSS) or equivalent and HCPC registered.
In return we offer:
• A competitive salary
• A generous relocation package for eligible candidates.
• A good lease car scheme
• Access to a high quality programme of evidence-based learning and development to enhance skills and practice
• Access to specialist management training, supervision and coaching.
• A licence to access Community Care Inform and Research in Practice.
• An annual Social Work Conference.
• The cost of your HCPC registration fees.
If you are positive, dedicated, confident, innovative and not afraid of change or challenge, these positions will provide you with a fabulous opportunity to develop your career.
For an informal discussion please contact Ben Davies, Senior Manager Children and Family Services (West Cornwall) on . For more information on working in children's social care, please visit
This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check.
Cornwall is currently negotiating devolution and as part of the deal we are actively integrating community health and social care services as the basis for improving lives.
Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.