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Team Manager - Children's Service Social Worker Academy - Leatherhead

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: 100008622
  • Published on: Wed 13/09/2017 15:55 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 27/09/2017 15:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead Surrey
Job Details

As a Team Manager in the programme, you will support Social Workers who have recently qualified and undertaking the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), enabling them to build confidence and competencies in their new role. This role is for 36 Hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH.

In return for your time we can offer challenging and rewarding work as well as Excellent Start up & Relocation Allowances in addition to our amazing Benefits under our internal reward scheme.

About the Role

The Social Worker Development Programme known as the Academy has been established to offer support to Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). The academy offers a structured programme of induction and supported practice, skills development and learning. Working alongside the fieldwork teams, workers will have the opportunity to undertake direct practice, shadowing and training, with a reduced caseload, enabling theory and practice to become aligned.

As a Team Manager in the programme, you will support Social Workers who have recently qualified and undertaking the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), enabling them to build confidence and competencies in their new role.

You will provide your allocated Social Workers with regular supervision in terms of both casework and professional development, along with protected development time. You will also be responsible for ensuring the requirements of the ASYE portfolio are met and will be the main assessor of practice for the workers.

The Social Worker Academy gives you the chance to be part of a new approach to social work induction and training in line with the Social Work Reform Board recommendations for newly qualified social workers working with children and families.

To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification.
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
  • An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.
  • Have a proven record in first line management of Children's fieldwork teams.
  • Have extensive experience in managing Court and Child Protection Work and have a thorough understanding of theory and research relevant to social work practice.

An enhanced DBS (formerly known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) will be required for this role.

For more information please see the Candidate pack and also find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. Also you can view the We look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Kathryn Novak-Price on 01737 737218.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th September, 2017.

Interview will take place on 5th October, 2017.

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