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Social Work Team Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£40,701 - £44,964 plus £3,000 Market Premium 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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


Closing date:18 October 2020 at midnight 

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with disabilities.
  • To champion improved outcomes for children and young people in Leicestershire.
  • To ensure that children and families receive high quality, coordinated services which meet their needs and keep children safe.
  • To work with partner agencies in a coordinated 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
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent
  • Professional Social Work Qualification
  • Evidence of continued learning and development
  • Professional Body Membership 
  • OR Substantial demonstrable and fully evidenced experience identified within the section below.
  • Substantial post qualifying experience of working with children and families experience
  • Experience of statutory childcare work, including safeguarding, child protection and court processes
  • Experience of supervising staff or Social Work students
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Full understanding and strong record of practising using the signs of safety methodology or commitment to further development
  • Knowledge of relevant guidance and regulation including the Children Act 1989, Working Together 2015, Children and Social Work Act 2017 etc
  • Excellent safeguarding knowledge and best practice in the delivery of quality services
  • Knowledge of what excellent social work practice looks like
  • Knowledge of the principles of staff supervision, continuing professional development and performance management
  • Knowledge of current national policy
  • Knowledge of the signs of safety methodology
  • Knowledge of current national policy
  • Knowledge of current legislative requirements, governance and relevant policies and procedures associated with the areas identified above
  • 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 communicate effectively with a wide range of people, using skills of negotiation and persuasion
  • To manage resources and budgets effectively and efficiently
  • Motivate staff and partners to work together effectively for change
  • Deliver results to tight deadlines
  • Good all-round IT skills
  • Excellent presentation skills – written and oral
  • Good at prioritisation and managing a heavy workload
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret performance data and statistical information
  • 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 to 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

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 Vivienne Atter, Tel: 0116 305 Email: 

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.
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