Medway has taken positive steps on our improvement journey by remodelling and realigning services across Children’s Social Care that enable us to meet our key priorities and ensure we better meet the needs of vulnerable children in Medway.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Team Manager ( Practice Development)– fixed term until January 2023 ( to cover maternity leave) within the Family Solutions section of the Early Help Service.
A key focus of your role will be embedding best practice through the provision of supervision, observed practice, and training and development across a multi disciplinary staff team in Early Help. You will be jointly responsible for the delivery of relevant parenting programmes across Medway and contributing to driving forward the Council’s parenting strategy, as well as ensuring consistent threshold application and decision making in the Early Help hub within the Single Point of Access (SPA)
As a Team Manager you will lead a team of parenting practitioners , working alongside other family solutions work colleagues and partners.
You will have significant social work experience, be able to evidence good leadership skills and a proven track record of delivering good outcomes for children, young people and their families.
You will hold a degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable children in a non statutory setting and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar strengths and relationships based practice framework.
In return for your commitment, Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -
- Career progression scheme to support your continuous professional development
- Essential User Allowance
- Free car parking
- Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
- Access to a comprehensive training programme
To view the full range of benefits please visit our staff benefits page by clicking here
For an informal discussion please contact Kelly Cogger on 01634 335618 or Nikki Lloyd on 07736024078
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or view online.
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.