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Team Manager - Assessment

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
05/01/2022
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/01/2022 23:59
Salary:
£43,857-£45,859
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
218390
Employment Location:
Stockton-on-Tees
Post Number:
POS012690
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
17 Jan
Further Information

Things are happening and changing at pace here in Children’s Services in Stockton on Tees. There’s lots going on and we have come a long way. We’re seeking ambitious, hardworking and innovative people to join our team.

We have reconfigured our assessment teams; each led by a Team Manager and Deputy Team Manager managing up to seven social workers.

As Team Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the work allocated to your team, ensuring that this is completed to the highest standards and that the child remains central.

Alongside the assessment process, children and families will also have speedy access to other services, including our Youth and Families offer to support social work assessment and delivery.

It is essential that you are a qualified social worker who is registered with SWE, with substantial post-qualifying experience. Previous social work management experience is desirable.

This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to hold children at the centre of everything that we do and reinforce our commitment to embedding relationship -based practice.

We recognise that we will promote the best outcomes for children by focusing on relationships with and within families, and also with each other as a staff team and with our multi-agency partners.

We’re revising our workforce strategy to support this and investing in additional resources to create manageable workloads, with an emphasis on working together in a supportive team environment.

We are expanding our social work teams, introducing new team structures and expanding our help and support (early help) offer, making up an extensive offer to families across Children’s Services.

We’ll support you to flourish and be the best you can, delivering high-quality services and working closely with professionals from a range of agencies to improve the lived experience of children.

In addition to excellent career progression opportunities, with a clear and supported development path, we also offer agile working, with flexible and family friendly policies, that have a work/life balance at their core, plus lots, lots more…as you can see below.

It’s rewarding
• Competitive salary to match your expertise
• 26-31 days of annual leave (depending on length of service), plus an annual leave purchase scheme
• Excellent local government pension scheme
• Your SWE Registration paid for

And we’ll support you
• Great tech to keep you connected
• Family friendly policies
• Access to free health and wellbeing services
• Leisure discounts
• Bus and train discounts, cycle to work scheme
• Supportive management and leadership
• A wide range of learning and development opportunities
• . …And much much more!

This post has been identified as suitable for flexible working which enables the postholder to work 40% of their working time away from the office.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Miriam Sigsworth, Service Lead – Children’s Response and Assessment on 01642 528193 or email Miriam.Sigsworth@stockton.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.