Practice Educator (ASYE Academy Team Manager)
We are currently representing a progressive local authority in Surrey to search for an experienced practitioner who can lead and develop their Children's Social Work Academy, supporting Social Workers who have recently qualified or are undertaking the ASYE.
We are looking for a HCPC registered professional with extensive experience of working in frontline children's services and a broad knowledge of Social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding. Ideally you will have a proven record in first line management of Children's fieldwork teams and extensive experience in managing Court and Child Protection Work with a thorough understanding of theory and research relevant to social work practice.
The Social Worker Academy gives you the chance to be part of a new approach to social work induction and training in line with the Social Work Reform Board recommendations for newly qualified social workers working with children and families. The academy offers a organised programme of induction and supported practice, skills development and learning. Working alongside the fieldwork teams, workers will have the opportunity to undertake direct practice, shadowing and training, with a reduced caseload, enabling theory and practice to become aligned.
As a Team Manager in the programme you will enable Social Workers to build confidence and competencies in their new role by providing your team regular supervision in terms of both casework and professional development, along with protected development time. You will also be responsible for ensuring the requirements of the ASYE portfolio are met and will be the main assessor of practice for the workers.
In return for your hard work and dedication we are able to offer the following
- Competitive annual salary of GBP44229-GBP48395
- GBP2000 welcome bonus paid within your first year
- Access to help with travel, childcare and shopping vouchers
- 28 days holiday plus the ability to buy up to 10 days and sell 3
- Flexible working hours to promote a healthy work/life balance
- Generous Pension
If you would like to find out more or apply for this position please get in touch with Lameez Peer on either / or send your CV and contact details to .