Peripatetic Signs of Safety (SofS) Team Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/11/2019 23:59
£44632 - £48581 per annum,
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunderland Tyne & Wear
Closing date:
14 Nov
Further Information

Peripatetic Signs of Safety (SofS) Team Manager,
Grade 10 Salary - £44632 - £48581 per annum,
plus market supplement of £1239 per annum and 2% recruitment and retention allowance.

Together for Children are looking for a skilled and experienced Peripatetic Signs of Safety (SofS) Team Manager who has the passion and drive to ensure that children and young people in Sunderland achieve the best outcomes and receive high quality services. As the Peripatetic SofS Team Manager, you will provide professional consultation, delivery of workshops and team manager support across social care. You will be delivering workshops and training groups and providing coaching and mentoring on either group or individual basis when leading and embedding of Signs of Safety and the practice model across all service areas. If you are an experienced team manager with a thorough understanding of what ’good’ looks like, combined with a desire to develop others, then this may be the job for you:

We are looking for someone who has the expertise, confidence and skill to:

• To collaboratively plan, lead on the embedding of and development for Signs of Safety and the practice model
• To strengthen, support and develop areas of skills and knowledge to ensure it’s reflected within practice, young people’s records and plans which is inclusive of training activity with individual practitioners, professionals and teams alongside facilitating and delivering workshops and training groups.
• Be able to analyse the strengths of practice, identify, and consider areas that require further development and training across social care and support the plans to achieve this.
• To lead, plan and underpin the development and improvement of practice by role modelling good practice, providing opportunities for reflective case discussion and individual coaching/ training sessions. Acting as the ‘expert’, to provide and promote consultation, facilitate bespoke learning events and provide presentations to wider audiences as required across all service areas
• To share and cascade current signs of safety information and research that supports assessment, intervention and review processes. This includes promoting the use of tools and frameworks that support and are inclusive of direct work with children and families. To contribute to the training strategy and policy development in partnership with internal and external stakeholders
• To provide and deliver effective and consistent individual and group consultation sessions across social care that influences and impacts positively on practice and increases skill, confidence and knowledge for all professionals to improve delivery for children and families which demonstrates positive outcomes and their voice
• To promote communication and share learning opportunities by liaising with other key partners and providing opportunities of shared learning or workshops. To embed and strengthen effective and collaborative working relationships across social care and partner agencies. This will also include development and shared learning with the SSCP.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information on Together for Children, please check out our website:

Please note if you have not heard from us within six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.