Team Manager Looked after children – (Job Ref: 22000010)
Starting salary: £50,655
Job Level: Level 5, Zone 2
Work Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Fixed term contract/Secondment (12 Months)
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Interviews to be held: Friday 11 February 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. We’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
Camden Children’s Safeguarding and Social Work require a highly motivated and influential Team Manager to manage and co-ordinate the work of one of the Care Leavers teams, making appropriate use of resources to ensure the provision of a high quality service to children, young people and their families. With excellent knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children, particularly the Children’s Act 1989 and the children and SW act 2017, you will be able to effectively use and translate statutory, community, voluntary and independent resources within the context of government legislation, Council and departmental policy in order to enhance best practice and contribute to better outcomes for children. You will be able to provide guidance, support and individual directions necessary to ensure the maintenance and development of appropriate skills and social work standards in the team.
As Team Manager, you will embody the values of the Camden Model of Social Work to develop and embed a systemic way of working, to deliver good quality social work practice and partnership working thereby effecting improved outcomes for children, young people and families.
If you have the drive and commitment to take that step on your chosen career path we would love to hear from you.
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It is essential that you hold a Diploma in social work or equivalent qualification and are HCPC registered.
The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children, particularly the Children’s Act 1989, you will be able to effectively use and translate statutory, community, voluntary and independent resources within the context of government legislation, Council and departmental policy in order to enhance best practice and contribute to better outcomes for children.
You will possess a substantial record of post qualifying social services experience in a diverse urban environment, including time spent working in a Looked After Children or care leavers service.
This will be coupled with strong supervisory experience and a demonstrable ability to motivate staff, to identify training needs and to ensure the service meet business demands.
You must demonstrate analytical and budget competences as well as IT skills in recording and maintaining data and record information system. Experience in working strategically and managing projects exposed to strategic and project management activity would be beneficial.
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