Team Manager (Senior Practice Supervisor)
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Grade L £40,876 - £43,857 + 15% Recruitment and Retention payment.
Social Care - Children Service
A vacancy has arisen within the Looked After Children Service for a Team Manager (Senior Practice Supervisor) to manage the Fostering Service in line with statutory regulations and National Minimum Standards, and ensure the requirements of the Care Standards Act 2000 and Children Act 2002 are met. You will work across agencies to achieve best outcomes for children and lead an experienced, supportive team of social work practitioners where there are great training opportunities to support your professional development.
You will have knowledge of the National Minimum Standards and Regulations for Fostering, understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures and practices along with an understanding of equality and diversity. Knowledge of the Every Child Matters agenda and relevant legislation relating to Looked After Children, including the Children Act 2002 is also essential. You will also have knowledge of effective communication and presentation skills. It is essential that you have a recognised Social Work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS) or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.
You will have a minimum of 4 years post qualification experience working within Children's Services and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of legislation and guidance in children and families social work. You will also have experience of the supervision and management of staff, an understanding of effective budget management and control, experience of undertaking assessments with children and families as well as having experience of writing reports and delivering presentations and training. As an employee of Gateshead Council you would receive a generous annual leave package (increasing after 5 years), be a member of the Tyne & Wear Pensions Fund and be eligible to access a range of employee benefits such as the flexi time scheme, child care benefit scheme, annual leave purchase scheme as well as a variety of staff offers and discounts.
If successful, you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk