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£41,881 - £46,845 pa plus £1,000 pa market supplement
Social Care - Children Service
Any location within North Tyneside
YOUR CHANCE JOIN AN ‘OUTSTANDING’ TEAM.
North Tyneside Children’s Social Care is considered to be Outstanding by Ofsted in recognition of the improved services and outcomes for children, young people and families.
We want the best for our families, and would encourage you to join us in our commitment to continuously deliver the services that make a difference to children and young people.
Specifically, we are looking for a Team Manager to lead in one of our Safe and Supported Teams, where we are involved with children and their family for longer periods.
In order to lead a team in the statutory work that they do, you will need to be a qualified social worker with experience in statutory social work through child in need plans, child protection assessments and plans, and children in the care of the local authority. You will have experience of working in partnership – with children, their family and wider networks, and professional colleagues across education, health, police and the voluntary sector.
The practice model used in North Tyneside is Signs of Safety, and you will support your team in developing and using this approach. We are committed to supporting our social workers, and you will have an integral role in this through regular high quality reflective supervision and management oversight of the important work that they do.
We are proud of the recognition of the quality of work our social work teams do, and have a robust quality and performance framework that supports us in this. As Team Manager, you will have a good understanding of performance, and the impact this has on practice and outcomes for children and their families. This includes maintaining standards in high pressured situations, as this is what our children deserve.
It is important that you have excellent written skills, and are proficient in using IT. We will provide you with devices and equipment that promotes flexibility in how you work, and training in LCS, our electronic child record system. You will have access to support from a Service Manager and Senior Manager as well as an Assistant Director. You will be joining a team of supportive colleagues who share a passion and commitment to getting the best outcomes for our children and young people.
In addition to the usual benefits you will also receive:
• £1,000 market supplement paid in addition to your salary
• Flexible working
• Access to:
o Opportunities for training and development
o Supported career progression
o Staff working at Cobalt Business Park can exclusively access the MORE Card which provides fantastic money saving offers across the region plus a calendar of events.
In addition to the above unique benefits you will also receive the following local authority benefits:
• an attractive annual leave entitlement which increases with length of service
• annual pay increments up to the top of your salary grade
• an enhanced sick pay scheme
• flexible working
• automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
• childcare vouchers
• cycle to work scheme
• access to occupational health services
• access to our Learning Pool for extensive training and development opportunities
To discuss further what is involved in these roles please contact:
Marion Russell or Dawn Hodgson at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Please be advised that this position will require an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.