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Team Manager- Disabled Children’s Service

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£40,701 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:CFW Centre , Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3EA 

Reference:CYP0928 

Closing date:10 November 2019 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE
 
  • To champion Improved outcomes for children and young people in Leicestershire
  • To ensure that children and families receive high quality, coordinated service 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 lead in embedding the Departmental practice framework underpinned by the Signs of Safety Methodology to support the delivery of high-quality social work practice 
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent
  • Professional Social Work Qualification
  • Management qualification
  • Evidence of Professional Body Membership
  • Continued learning and development
  • 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 if managing staff
  • Full understanding and strong record of practicing using signs of safety methodology or commitment to further development
  • Experience in working with families where a child has a disability
  • Proven Commitment to inclusive practice
  • Knowledge of the SEND reforms and SEN code of Practice
  • Knowledge of relevent guidance and regulations including the Children Act 1989 working together 2018 Children and Social Work Act 2019 etc.
  • Excellent safeguarding knowledge and best practice in the delivery of quality services
  • Knowledge of principles of staff supervision continuing professional development and performance management  
  • Knowledge of what excellent social work practice looks like
  • 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 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 with a wide range of people
  • Motivate staff and partners to work together effectively and efficiently
  • Deliver results to tight deadlines
  • Good all-round IT Skills
  • Excellent presentation skills -Written and oral
  • Good at prioritizing and managing a heavy workload
  • To collect analyse and interpret performance data and statistical information
  • Ability to apply quality standards in performance management to improve staff performances  and outcomes for children
 
Visits to the service are welcome, please use the contact information below to arrange a visit
 
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 visits or informal enquires please contact Vivienne Atter, Tel: 0116 305 4400  Email: Vivienne.Atter@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