West Berkshire Council: Keeping children at the centre
Our children’s social care workforce is expanding.
We have an opportunity for an Assistant Team Manager on a 18 month fixed term contract. This position is within our Assessment part of our Contact, Advice and Assessment Service (CAAS):
Who we are:
CAAS is the ‘front door’ for West Berkshire’s Children and Family Services and covers all of West Berkshire. This highly motivated and enthusiastic team is based in our Newbury office alongside our multi agency partners in MASH/Triage, Early Response Hub, Assessment, and our My Family First early intervention service.
The team feeds into our two locality safeguarding teams in the West and East of the area, as well as our Children with Disabilities Team.
Our commitment is to ensure that children are safe and protected through the early identification and assessment of risk and need, providing families with timely interventions. This process identifies appropriate services to help children and their families achieve their potential and make a positive difference to their lives.
We are looking for experienced and dynamic children’s Assistant Team Manager. In the role you will champion the rights of our children and young people whilst ensuring they remain supported and safeguarded.
You will be a vital enabler of improving outcomes for children, young people and their families. Working directly with our partner agencies and combining expertise to support our Family Safeguarding Model within our ‘front door’ of West Berkshire Children’s Services.
We are a bustling town within a rural community and our children and families reflect the diversity and vitality of our town. We are a town that embraces innovation and change, and we can offer you exciting and rewarding practice opportunities.
The benefits for you:
West Berkshire sits on the crossroads of two key roads; the M4 and the A34. These offer quick access across southern England with London, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford and Swindon all within an hour's drive of the area. It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside living.
Our staff are our greatest asset; you will have access to regular reflective supervision, outstanding training opportunities and the ability to develop your professional skills and interests.
If you are a highly skilled and experienced social worker and are committed to delivering high quality services to children and their families, this is the opportunity for you. You will be contributing to our drive for continuous imporvement through innovative practice, high support and high challenge, and will experience working across the threshold of need.
You will be an experienced manager contributing towards providing motivational leadership and management of a team. Inspiring them through reflection, critical analysis, performance management, and prudent allocation and oversight of cases and resources.
It is essential that you hold a current Social Work England registration and a full driving licence with use of a car.
To find out more about the roles, contact Karen Atalla (Service Manager) on 01635 503190.
For more information on working for West Berkshire Council's Children and Family Services a 'Good' authority, visit www.westberks.gov.uk/socialwork
This role is fixed term for 18 months - Funding limited project