We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Team Manager to join Croydon in our 0-18 children with disabilities service. There has never been a greater focus on children’s services in Croydon than right now, making it an exciting place to take the next step in your social work career.
Our statutory service for children and young people with disabilities serve 1200 residents and we need your passion and commitment as a social worker. We are seeking a Team Manager who genuinely cares, and who wants nothing but the best outcomes for Croydon’s children and their families.
The Children with Disabilities Team is a fast-paced busy service, the team provides services for Children with severe and complex disabilities. The work spans working with Children Looked After, CIN, CP and Care Proceedings.
We are inviting applications from experienced Team managers with extensive relevant experience who want to work within the Children with Disabilities Team and make a difference to our most vulnerable young people.
Benefits of Working With Us
Welcome payment of £5,000 (NB following successful completion of your six month probation period)
Retention payment of £5,000
Manageable team caseloads
Accredited Systemic Practice training
Investment into your staff well-being
Experienced Service Managers and Snr Leaders supporting front line managers, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work
A range of CPD opportunities to support your development.
Our Edge of Care Service works alongside social workers.
31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays
A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
Why Join Us
Our teams consist of experienced professionals at various levels
The team arrange meetings weekly to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties, they will use this time to problem solve complex cases
The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
Caseloads of Social Workers are very manageable enabling managers to know children well & ensure high standards of practice
You will join an established management team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise
Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.
The Team Manager will take operational responsibility for a team of Social Workers in respect of;
Qualified and registered Social Worker who is Social Work England registered
Experienced in making assessments, implementing plans and delivering interventions for children in the relevant service area of the child’s journey.
Experienced in leading and managing performance of a team of social workers, ensuring the cases are allocated effectively in terms of skills and experience suited to the complexity of the case.
Full time 36 hours per week
Closing date for applications: 23:59pm on 10th July 2022
Shortlisting will take place week commencing 11th July 2022
Interviews will take place week commencing 18th July 2022
To view the role profile, please click here
Equal Opportunities Statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a enhanced DBS check.