Southwark Council are dedicated to delivering high quality relationship-based social work, that is child-centred, family-minded, strengths and evidence-based, outcome-focused and fair. We are looking for an outstanding team manager who can work to our high standards; who will lead, inspire, motivate and support their team to deliver a high quality youth justice service including assessing need, planning and delivering focused interventions to prevent offending, safeguarding children and young people, and achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families. In return we will support you with extensive training, dedicated clinical advice and support, the chance to manage a small team with manageable caseloads, and administrative support.
Southwark Youth Offending Service has recently been reviewed by the HMIP Inspectorate, and they have confirmed earlier findings that the YOS ‘delivers an excellent service through energised, skilled and capable staff’. We have a well-embedded practice framework, underpinned by our above principles. We make extensive use of systemic and strengths-based practices, as well as restorative, attachment and trauma informed approaches. This was noted by HMIP Inspectorate last year, HMIP ‘it was a pleasure to come back to Southwark YOS and see how the trauma informed practice had developed and matured over time, staff knowledge of child development was impressive and the support from the clinical team was outstanding, it leads to ways of working that we don’t see everywhere.’
Here in Southwark, we offer the chance to deliver holistic in depth work in a multi-agency setting, which also includes specialists in ETE, Restorative justice, SALT and a health and well being worker. New initiatives in our service include a health and well being programme, a peer mentoring scheme and an innovative approach to preventing knife crime.
We are seeking a skilled team manager who has the professional potential and personal attributes that our staff, children and their families need, and who wants to be supported to flourish. We have fantastic career progression opportunities through a wide range of induction and training courses.
As a Team Manager choosing Southwark, you will benefit from:
- Small teams with low caseloads (counted per child), (below the national average), and administrative support
- Access to dedicated advice, reflective developmental support, and targeted specialist interventions from systemic practitioners and psychologists, embedded within teams
- A competitive salary, good pension scheme and flexible working
- Annual leave starting at 28 days rising to 36 days with continuous service
- Ongoing training and career development opportunities, including the accredited Foundation Level in Systemic Practice for all our managers, as well as encouragement and support to undertake our ILM courses accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and Youth Justice Board Inset training. We also offer a wide range of training in practice development and supervision, restorative practices, secure base, and attachment or trauma informed practice.
- Use of Southwark’s Professional Qualifications Scheme to access sponsorship for a wide range of bespoke CPD support, advice and guidance from dedicated specialist staff including Child Exploitation Coordinator, CAMHS, Group work leads, as well as a range of other support and learning and development opportunities.
- Cycle to work or season-ticket loans, and further employee benefit schemes
- An extensive range of excellent community services to support your team’s work with families, in a borough committed to ‘Keeping Families Strong’ and a ‘Fairer Future’ for all.
How to apply
You will need to complete our online application form and you can also start and save your application to come back to at your convenience.
We recommend reading the job description document prior to answering the skills, knowledge and experience questions on the application form.
Please note, this role requires a DBS check at an enhanced level - children's.
Make a difference at a local level, apply to work at Southwark today.
Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 13 June 2021.
Interviews and assessments: Wednesday 23rd June 2021 - more information to follow via email if you are invited to this stage.
To apply please click the link below.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.