Assistant Team Manager - Over 11s

Employer: Bracknell Forest Council

  • Reference: CYPL/17/5422
  • Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 15:42 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/07/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Total remuneration £43,351 - £47,231 pa depending on experience incl. market premia and £3,000 retention payment after one year’s service. Plus £963 essential user car allowance and free parking. Relocation/mortgage subsidy package available if eligible
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell, Berkshire

Are you ambitious and looking to progress your social work career? Bracknell Forest is an authority where every child who accesses a service receives good or outstanding support.

Our Over 11’s team provides continuity throughout the child’s journey; either through rehabilitation with the families/extended family or Long Term Fostering. We are performing at a high level; with manageable caseloads, staff who are enthusiastic and committed including a strong team of support staff. We are committed to raising standards of practice, forward-thinking and currently rolling out the innovative Family Safeguarding model of practice bringing together a co-located, multi-agency team with colleagues specialising in substance misuse, adult mental health, domestic abuse and access to clinical psychologists to address the issues that place children at risk of harm.

As Assistant Team Manager, you will share supervision of team members, (the Over 11’s team works using a POD system), deputising for the team manager in their absence and help develop existing good performance and practice. As a qualified and HCPC registered social worker with extensive experience of working with children in need and their families, your experience will include child protection case work including court and permanency work with a sound understanding of all assessment work.

If this is your first step into management, Bracknell Forest offers excellent peer support from other team managers through an Action Learning Set and has a well-respected and much appreciated range of learning and development opportunities.

If you have the skills, vision, enthusiasm and drive we are looking for and you want to work for a local authority that values and invests in staff, we would love to hear from you.

For more information on the benefits of working for Bracknell Forest Children’s Social Care and to discover why Bracknell Forest is a great place to live and work visit our micro-site

For an informal discussion, please contact Denise McKay Team Manager, 01344 351404.

Interview date: 4th August 2017

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children or young people must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.

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