“We keep on striving for the best for our children and young people” #Be More
In Barking and Dagenham, we recognise the entrenched needs of our community. We are committed to tackling these challenges head on. In doing so we are transforming our services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do. Some if this change includes exciting developments such as our Pre-Birth Assessment Team, Exploitation team and an Interventions HUB which will offer evidence based interventions and support to our vulnerable children and families who are receiving assessments , are on a plan or in Care . We see our Assessment service as crucial to our endeavours to get it right for our children from the very start so are looking for strong team managers to help us realise achieve this.
Our Team Managers are central to driving excellent social work practice and making a positive difference to children, young people and their families in our Community. You will be responsible for delivering services to children and young people through the operational management and supervision of social work teams. You will focus on working with MASH colleagues and managing case allocations, having casework oversight including auditing of cases. You will offer reflective supervision and support the progress and professional development of each member of your team. You will be able to demonstrate what excellent social work practice is, together with sound safeguarding knowledge.
We are looking for passionate, caring and dedicated Team Managers who know what excellent social work practice looks like, and with your skills, experience and knowledge you will oversee all casework undertaken by your team. You will also have excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to incorporate the Strengthening Families Model in your management role which builds on families’ strengths with a focus on protective factors.
We are putting the heart back into social work, supported by our relational practice model where we ensure the child’s lived experience takes centre stage. Ours is a culture of high support, high expectations and fair challenge. We need committed individuals to support us in the delivery of these aims and to become part of our team to make a difference to our children and families. In return we offer a competitive pay package which includes a welcome allowance, generous pension and relocation package, annual leave up to 30 days, excellent opportunities for career progression, whether you want to broaden your experience as a social worker or step into management, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing. To find out more about our welcome allowance package please visit firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like the sound of moving to an authority where social workers are truly valued, get in touch with us today for a confidential discussion about this post by emailing email@example.com and we will get back to you within 48 hours.