Team Manager - Children's Social Worker Academy

Recruiter
WIGAN COUNCIL
Location
Wigan,Lancashire,United Kingdom
Salary
£46,662 - £46,662 Per Year, + benefits
Posted
02 May 2022 10:50
Closes
28 May 2022 23:59
Reference
1581455105
Sector
Academy
Job Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Team Manager - Children's Social Worker Academy

Team Manager - Children's Social Worker Academy

We are looking for an experienced, innovative, and creative team manager to manage our Child in Need Team, as part of our Locality Service. We are creating a new team which will work with our children in need of support, with a view to preventing escalation. The team will be made up of newly qualified social workers and will nurture and upskill them through plenty of learning and development opportunities, to ensure an excellent first year in practice. The team manager will lead a centre of excellence whereby social workers use the Signs of Safety model of practice to achieve fantastic outcomes for our children.

This is an amazing opportunity to support our most vulnerable children and families. You will be a team manager, who relishes the opportunity to work in a fast paced, creative and supportive environment. You will ensure that practice is underpinned by the Deal principals and our practice standards, and that the Signs of Safety model is embedded in our work with children and families, by championing this model. You will value our Deal Principles "Be Kind", "Be Courageous", "Be Positive" and "Be Accountable".

We believe our workforce is our greatest asset and you will ensure our social workers have the right support and a positive working environment to deliver outstanding social care to children, young people and families.

In this job you will be:

  • A caring and friendly nature and you put children, young people and their families, and our staff, at the heart of all you do.
  • Social work qualification with up-to-date registration with Social Work England.
  • Significant knowledge and fundamental understanding of research, innovation and good practice.
  • Experience and knowledge of working with children and families in need of help and protection, using a strengths-based approach.
  • Experience of managing and leading a team of workers to achieve effective outcomes for children and families and driving development, through learning and reflection opportunities.
  • Experience of supporting social workers through their first year of employment.
  • In depth knowledge of statutory and legislative frameworks which underpin effective social work with children and families.
  • Experience of a broad spectrum of services within the field of social work with children and families either through social work experience or through training.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and alongside colleagues from other areas of Children's Services.
  • Good time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines and reorganise the workload to meet conflicting demands.