Assistant Team Managers – Access and Long Term Teams

Employer: Reading Borough Council | Directorate of Education, Adult & Children's Services

  • Reference: CHC0037
  • Published on: Thu 20/11/2014 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/01/2015 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week • Permanent
  • Salary: RGSW8 (scp 45-48) £38,422 – £41,148 pa Plus market supplement £3,000 pa (subject to annual review) Benefits include Reimbursement of HCPC registration on renewal and free membership of the College of Social Work
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Children’s Social Care

Reading Children’s Services are currently looking for Social Work Assistant Team Managers, to join our dynamic, child-focused service. You will have substantial post-qualifying experience in statutory child care.

We have full-time vacancies within the Access and Assessment Team and in the Area Teams.

The Access and Assessment Team is responsible for managing all new referrals within Childrens Social Care and undertaking a range of assessments and interventions; cases will include child-in-need, child protection and looked after children whilst the Area Teams work with high level child-in-need cases in both the short and long term, child protection cases and looked after children.

As an Assistant Team Manager you will supervise and manage a small group of social workers and social work assistants. You will lead them in the delivery of high quality interventions, thorough and timely assessments and proficient court work.

Reading has a dynamic approach to ensuring continuous improvement. Initiatives include the embedding the Signs of Safety approach to encompass both our Service and Partners; the formation of a Quality and Performance Management framework to monitor outcomes for Children and Families and the adoption of the MASH (multi-agency safeguarding hub) model. Workforce development remains a key priority and to reflect this we have integrated the Professional Capabilities Framework into our appraisal system and employ a dedicated Practice Mentor to work with Newly Qualified and Post Qualified staff. We are ambitious and committed to developing our staff and teams and our staff benefit from College of Social Work membership and reimbursement for HCPC registration. We also provide access to Research in Practice and CC Inform via the Higher Specialist social work role to encourage the continued development of evidence-based practice.

We will offer you a substantial package which combines support, reward and benefits as well as offering exciting career and personal development opportunities.

Please give one of our Team Managers a call if you would like to learn more: Roselind Moodley – Team Manager, West Area Team on 0118 937 5320 or Gail Jones & James Jose – Team Managers, Access & Assessment on 0118 937 3770.

Please do not send a CV. For the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

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