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Team Manager - First Response

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:26 October 2020 at midnight 

Salary Range: £41,820 - £46,203pa + market premium of £3,000
Exciting Opportunity for a Manager!!!
  • Are you looking for a step up into management or a different experience in social work?
  • Are you committed and passionate about improving outcomes for children and their families?
  • Do you want to work in a fast-pace environment right at the beginning of the child's journey?
If you are interested in the post read on………
About Us
At Leicestershire County Council we are committed to doing our very best for vulnerable children and families; working to make a positive impact on their lives so they can achieve their potential and flourish. 
We are now looking for new staff as we are in the process of expanding our service areas following a successful ’growth bid’. This additional funding will help us to deliver on our commitment to reduce workloads across Leicestershire improving the work/life balance of our staff. This is an exciting time in Leicestershire! If you are interested in joining a strong and ambitious team and see yourself as a high calibre manager read on!
We want all our staff to be inspired to go the extra mile. We are doing our best to create the sort of culture where practice excellence can flourish. We want to learn from what works, as much, if not more, than from when things go badly – we are ambitious to create a true ‘learning organisation. So…
  • Every year we run three annual conferences for staff to motivate and encourage them to be the best they can be.
  • Our ‘bottom line’ is that every month each team sets aside time for team learning.
  • Each month team managers attend a ‘learning set’.
  • We are introducing reflective supervision and growing group supervision skills
  • Twice a year our senior leaders take a week out spending time with social workers observing practice and talking to young people and parents and carers about their experience of services.
  • We have given all SW England registered workers three extra CPD days.
  • Our training offer to social workers is refreshed each year (and is highly valued by our staff).
  • We have a team dedicated to supporting practice excellence who work alongside practitioners offering training and coaching and mentoring to build practitioner confidence
  • We have an explicit practice framework providing a strong foundation for our work with families – setting out the way we ‘do business in Leicestershire’ and making our values and principles absolutely clear.
  • We have embedded the Signs of Safety approach across Social Care and our early help teams and all our teams are trained in this methodology. The approach is now used sub-regionally and there is a strong support network in place in the area. 
  • Our Practice Development Group was established to develop the idea of ‘distributed leadership’ helping staff to collaborate on aspects of practice development.
If Leicestershire sounds like an interesting place to work – keep reading…...
Generally in Leicestershire:
We take a whole service approach and have exciting opportunities to join our group of team managers.
In all service areas you are expected to work closely with colleagues across team and agency boundaries to ensure that families get the most appropriate level of support.  At all stages of intervention, you are expected to remain focused on what difference you are making. Signs of Safety is the expected practice methodology.
Staff workloads are manageable, and these continue to improve. Managers and staff all have regular monthly supervision. You will be responsible for providing leadership and management oversight to your team of social workers and accountable for how work is delivered.  You will use performance data and audit to drive improvement and ensure that interventions are timely and consistently good quality.   We want you to feel you are part of a wider management team and you are expected to attend regular wider management team meetings with the senior team and Assistant Director.
First Response is looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner / Team Manager to join the screening team as a permanent Team Manager. The role is full time (37 hours), Grade 13 and based at County Hall. This role will predominantly involve supervising social workers and support workers, screening and decision-making on referrals, and providing advice/consultation to professionals. We are excited to have the opportunity to appoint an additional Team Manager to this team as part of our ongoing development, your Team Manager colleagues and the Service Managers in our First Response Service are all permanent dedicated workers, we have stability and the passion to ensure the children and families in Leicestershire receive an excellent service.
If you would like more information on this role please email Service Managers; Donna Smalley at Donna.Smalley@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 6631 OR Wendy Collins at Wendy.Collins@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 4949.
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
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.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
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