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Team Manager - Safeguarding or Children in Care Teams

Employer: Birmingham City Council

  • Reference: DP/16/24978
  • Published on: Mon 02/01/2017 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 22/01/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £41,551 - £51,946 (Plus a relocation package of up to £8,000, subject to terms & conditions may apply)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Citywide Vacancies - Birmingham

YOU MUST BE A QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER WHO HAS COMPLETED THE ASYE PROGRAMME TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE

THE ROLE

As an experienced Team Manager, we’ll look to you to lead a team of Children in Care & Safeguarding social workers, senior social workers, senior practitioners and support staff, in improving the quality of professional social work practice across the breadth of the case work cycle. Promoting a positive working culture, you’ll lead by example, by maintaining the highest standards of practice - and empowering others to do the same.

Our Children in Care teams work with children who are subject to care proceedings and help move children into long term permanent arrangements, through rehabilitation home, adoption, SGO and long term foster care.

In this role you will undertake effective assessment and care planning as well as legal planning meetings, child care reviews, writing court reports and attending court. We’ll expect you to oversee the implementation of appropriate legislation, policies and procedures within your team and champion Birmingham City Council’s values internally. You’ll monitor social work practices within the team through reflective supervision, regular evidence based auditing and feedback. And you’ll demonstrate a real, ongoing commitment to your own – and others’ – professional learning and development.

WHO WERE LOOKING FOR

With a DipSW or equivalent social work qualification, you’ll have full Health Care Profession Council (HCPC) registration, as well as an extensive knowledge of professional social work practices and all the relevant legislation. An experienced Team Manager, you’ve got a proven track record of successfully managing change and service or practice improvement. You’re 100% committed to building and motivating teams, creating a positive working environment and supporting high performance.

If you have 3 years or more post qualifying experience & are joining us from another authority; you will receive a recruitment incentive payment of £3,000 (subject to tax and national insurance deductions).

If you stay with one of our frontline teams for two years and remain with us; on your third year, you will receive a retention payment of £2,400, paid quarterly in your pay package.

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