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Assistant Team Manager - Childrens' Social Care
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Closed for applications on 15/12/2016 23:59
SCP (43 -47) £37,858 - £41,551
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Social Care - Children Service
Various locations throughout the city
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Assistant Team Manager SCP (43 -47) £37,858 - £41,551
Are you passionate about making a difference to children's lives? If so, then think about joining our team and being part of Sunderland City Council's journey to excellence. This is a unique opportunity to join us at the start of an exciting and innovative programme of change as we shape and develop our new dedicated children's company, Together for Children – Sunderland.
We are looking for skilled and experienced social workers and managers who have the passion and drive to ensure that children and young people in Sunderland achieve the best outcomes and receive high quality services.
Over the last 12 months there has been sustained and significant improvement in the quality of services delivered to children young people and their families. Improvement is being rigorously monitored through a multi-agency board and we consult with staff regarding the developments and change that effect front line practice.
A priority is to recruit and retain a skilled, supported and confident social care workforce and to do this we
• Work in small teams made up of a Team Manager, an Advanced Practitioner and no more than 7 social workers
• Have a commitment to maintain caseloads at an average of 20 per worker
• Four day working week available
• Provide laptops and mobile phones to every social worker to make mobile and flexible working easier
• Have introduced a career progression scheme which is underpinned by a professional learning and development plan
• Are planning a Professional Leadership Programme for new Managers and Advanced Practitioners
• Make sure that all social workers and managers receive regular, high quality supervision
Additional benefits include
• A relocation package
• Salary sacrifice car lease scheme which covers road tax, servicing and maintenance
• Discounted car parking costs through a salary sacrifice parking pass scheme
Sunderland Childrens Social Care has the following structure:
A central Integrated Contact and Referral Team made up of social care, police and health professionals
4 Assessment Teams who undertake Single Assessments and Child Protection Investigations.
11 Safeguarding Teams based in 5 localities (South - Hendon, West – Thorney Close, North – Bunnyhill, Coalfields – Hendon, Washington) responsible for Child in Need, Child Protection and Children Looked After
2 city wide Permanence Teams responsible for Children Looked After
2 city wide Next Steps Team responsible for care leavers
1 city wide Adoption Team.
There are vacancies for social workers in all teams except Fostering.
Please note all applicants must have successfully completed Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). A separate recruitment process is in place for newly qualified social workers which takes place in the spring.
There are vacancies for Team Managers in Assessment, Locality Safeguarding, Permanence and the Next Steps teams.
Applicants for Team Manager posts must have substantial post qualifying experience of statutory social work with children and families and must demonstrate the necessary leadership in driving good practice and the management skills to create an environment where social workers can excel.
For further information on Sunderland City Council Social Care please check our microsite
For further information including a formal discussion about the roles please contact Catherine Witt on 0191 561 2426 or
Work is currently underway to establish a company (Together for Children – Sunderland) to deliver Children’s Services functions on behalf of the council and it is expected that the company will operate independently by April 2017. This post and the post-holder will transfer to the company from that date. Individuals who start after 1st April 2017 will commence their employment with the Together for Children. Terms of conditions of employment will not be effected.
Please state on the application form - further essential requirments which role you wish to apply for.
Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the HR&OD Recruitment Services Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email:
Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.
Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your to invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.
Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.
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