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Team Managers (Qualified Social Work) - Children's Services
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2126
  • Published: Sat 26/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 15/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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Team Managers (Qualified Social Work) - Children's Services

TEAM MANAGERS

Assessment, Children in Care

£56,903 to £59,975pa (includes £5k market supplement)

Remote, flexible working – Newham Dockside

Closing date: 13/12/2022 at 23:59

JOB DESCRIPTION

IT’S OFFICIAL. WE ARE GOOD.

Ofsted has rated our Children’s Services as GOOD overall, with Leadership being rated as OUTSTANDING. Read Ofsted’s published report in full here.

Management was described as being ambitious and effective in delivering care and protection for children. Ofsted noted that we have created an environment where good social work can flourish, with manageable caseloads and a strong Social Work Academy. Ofsted also commended our Practice Model; Newham Circles of Support.

Ofsted described Newham as having an improved CPD offer and a positive culture of learning and development; our expanded QA service, team of Practice Development Social Workers and our Clinical Team serve as an excellent support network for practitioners. Our flexible approach to working has continued post pandemic, and Newham offers genuine remote working to social workers. Most practitioners work from home entirely outside of a weekly anchor day, which most find a refreshing opportunity to check in with management and colleagues face to face.

We will continue to strive for the best for our children their families as we continue on the path to making Newham a centre of excellence for children’s social care.

Apply now, and be part of our success.

We are NEWHAM

We are RECRUITING

We are GOOD.

Click here to view our recruitment video.

ABOUT THE JOB

Team Managers play a key role in our Circles of Support by ensuring that our social workers feel supported and that high quality practice is delivered to children and families. Team Managers are expected to show strong but compassionate leadership and create a secure team environment of open discussion/challenge whilst allowing systemic practice to flourish.

Reporting to a Service Manager, Team Managers in most services lead teams of 6-7 social workers and are supported by an Assistant Team Manager.

We are currently looking for Team Managers to join the following key frontline teams:

  • Assessment
  • Children in Care

It is important that you specify in your application which service you are most interested in – we would expect Team Managers to have level this will need to match your previous experience.

For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.

Find out more at our recruitment event – sign up here.

ABOUT YOU

‘People at the heart of everything we do’

We're looking for resilient, experienced Team Managers who are passionate about improving children and young people’s lives. You pride yourself on supporting and developing people and practice, approaching management with energy and enthusiasm whilst always finding time to lend a sympathetic ear to the social workers in your team. You are an experienced systemic practitioner who takes a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, encouraging high standards in others for the residents that we serve. You’re happiest assisting and inspiring your team towards achieving their goals, stepping in where needed to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of Newham Circles of Support. You’re not afraid of change. You want a career defining role.

You have experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You have high working standards and are conscious of the importance of professional development for yourself and your team. You are always open to learning and to helping others learn so that children and families can benefit from our best practice.

We’re looking for Managers who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.

You are a qualified social worker and registered with Social Work England.

OUR OFFER

We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.

Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer: https://children.newhamsocialworkerjobs.com/

We will offer you:

  • A rewarding role in an Ofsted rated GOOD children’s services department.
  • Driven, dedicated leadership rated by Ofsted as OUTSTANDING.
  • The opportunity to work in a richly diverse, challenging, supportive inner London Borough.
  • A competitive package of up to £59,975 (includes market supplement).
  • Manageable caseloads + support from our clinical team and Practice Development SWs.
  • Genuine remote and flexible working options – we know how important this is to you.
  • Smarter Working with new modern technology.
  • New Social Work Academy + training in Systemic practice and weekly lunchtime seminars.
  • ‘Newham Circles of Support’ - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
  • Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
  • Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
  • We will keep improving and be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.

TO APPLY

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement (1-2 sides of A4) through our online recruitment portal.