Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
YOU MUST HAVE A SOCIAL WORK QUALIFICATION TO APPLY FOR THIS POST.
Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have what it takes to work in a vibrant and busy front line team in Redbridge Children’s Services? Are you able to work within an innovative and supportive service that puts children and young people’s safety and wellbeing at the forefront of all decision making and planning?
If you answered yes to all of these questions then we are keen to hear from you.
This is an exciting time for Redbridge as we are seeking to recruit a Practice Manager to join our fast paced, award winning Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team. The Redbridge MASH was described as a “model of excellence” in the 2019 Ofsted inspection, where Redbridge Children’s Services was graded “Outstanding”. The MASH won 3 team awards in 2019 as well as staff being nominated for and wining individual awards in both the Redbridge Council and Social Care awards. The team is known for having innovative ideas, good supervision, regular reflective space, excellent learning opportunities and nurtures professional development.
This post reports to a Team Manager, the successful candidate will have excellent support and development opportunities, as well as a structure and manner of working that embraces individual creativity and commitment.
We expect you to deliver excellence in all aspects of social work and safeguarding. Your expertise, passion and creativity will ensure that each individual child and young person experiences services which enable them to develop and achieve their dreams and aspirations. Your work will demonstrate a commitment to a joined-up approach with our partner agencies and most importantly, with young people, their families and carers. You will need to be able to motivate and support a staff group working in a busy and challenging environment and promote a culture of continuous improvement. You will have extensive experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families at a management level.
You will also have a detailed understanding of the Children’s Act, relevant legislation policies and procedures, and have relevant experience working in Child Protection and Assessment Services. You will be Social Work England registered and have a recognised social work qualification. Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and as part of our safer recruitment strategy, all Practice Manager posts require an Enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up following any interview if successful.
If you wish to discuss any details of these posts or have an informal conversation prior to your application please contact Emma Pattison, EDT & MASH Service Manager, on 0208 708 3909.
Closing Date: 15th February 2021
To apply for this job please visit www.redbridge.gov.uk
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