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Social Work Team Manager - 16+ LAC Team

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£40,701 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall , Glenfield , Leicester, Leicestershire , LE3 8RA 

Reference:CYP0889 

Closing date:23 September 2019 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE
• To develop and manage the work of the ASYE staff within the Children in Care service

• To establish and develop a 16+ LAC service
• To champion improved outcomes for children and young people in Leicestershire as part of the operational management structure of children's social care
• To ensure that children and families receive high quality, co-ordinated services which meet their needs and keep children safe
• To work with partner agencies in a co-ordinated and integrated approach wherever possible to achieve good outcomes for children and families
• To take a lead in embedding the departmental practice framework underpinned by the Signs of Safety Methodology to support the delivery of high-quality social work practice
• To provide management accountability to front line social work services
     
    

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Relevant Degree or equivalent
• Professional Social Work qualification
• Evidence of continued learning and development
• Professional Body Membership
• Post qualifying experience of working with children and families
• Experience of statutory childcare work including safeguarding, child protection and court processes
• Experience of supervising staff or Social Work students
• Full understanding and strong record of practicing using the Signs of Safety Methodology or commitment to further development
• Knowledge of relevant guidance and regulations including the Children Act 1989, Working Together 2015, Children and Social Work Act 2017
• Knowledge of the principles of staff supervision continuing professional development and performance management
• Knowledge of what excellent social work practice looks like
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• To analyse information to reach sound decisions, often under pressure and to take responsibility for their outcome and regular reporting to the Service Manager
• To manage resources and budgets effectively and efficiently
• Motivate staff and partners to work together effectively for change
• Deliver results to tight deadlines
• To have all round good IT skills
• Excellent presentation skills - written and oral
• Ability to apply quality standards in performance management to improve staff performance and outcomes for children
• An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities and the ability to apply this in all situations
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
• Willing to work duty systems and to work outside normal hours as and when required
• Ability to drive around the country 
                              
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.
   
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
    
For informal enquires please contact, Angie Lymer-Cox Tel: 0116 3054732 or email: Angie.Lymer-Cox@leics.gov.uk
        
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
                     

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk




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