Team Manager (Senior Practice Supervisor)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/04/2021 23:59
Grade L. £40,876 - £43,857 +15% Recruitment and Retention allowance.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Number of posts:
Closing date:
11 Apr
Further Information

Gateshead Council has a care pledge which outlines how we promise to work with, and for, looked after children and care leavers. It is part of Gateshead's commitment to give looked after children and care leavers the best opportunities they can in life.

We believe that all looked after children deserve the best experiences, from excellent care which promotes good health and educational attainment, to a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents and skills in order to have an enjoyable childhood and successful adult life. Stable placements and support during transition are all essential elements provided, with children able to achieve their potential through the ambition and high expectations of all those involved in their lives.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Team Manager to undertake a strategic development role in the identification and effective delivery of the looked after and leaving care service. You will supervise the practice and decision making of Social Work Practitioners whist developing the skills of individuals and the team. Your role will involve scrutinising performance and implementing effective and timely improvements to ensure better outcomes for Looked After Children.

You will hold a Social Work qualification or equivalent, post qualifying training and be registered with Social Work England. A Current driving licence and access to a car, or means to mobility support is also essential.

You will have knowledge of child care legislation and statutory guidance, child development throughout the age range, child protection and multiagency responsibilities, psycho socio and economic factors impacting on children and families and assessment and Social work interventions, including systemic theory. Knowledge of statutory and organisational contexts, corporate parenting responsibilities, Every Child Matters Agenda for Looked After Children, current Government policy drivers, performance management approaches and Performance frameworks, models of reflective practice and supervisory techniques are also essential.

You must be committed to promoting Equality and Diversity and have a proven ability to provide reflective supervision, think systematically, effectively challenge and influence Social Work Practitioners whilst guiding them to seek evidence based conclusions and improving the practice of others. It is also essential that you are able to demonstrate that you have developed strategies to improve the throughput of work and shaped and influenced a culture of productivity and learning.

You will have experience of practicing child care social work, supervising and managing staff groups, practising social work within statutory and legislative frameworks including Child Protection and looked after children processes, delivering interventions and achieving change with complex and challenging families and children, undertaking complex assessments of family dynamics and systems and analysing and evaluating risk. Experience of formulating plans designed to reduce risk factors and positively influence change for children, supervising social workers or students, managing performance and addressing performance issues individually and in teams, delivering training to staff groups and budget management is also essential

If successful, you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.