Team Manager - Looked After Children (LAC) Team - Redhill
If you are keen to progress in to a managerial role and further develop your managerial skills, this might be a great opportunity for you. This role is for 36 Hours per week based at Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YB. Please click HERE and select your location to see a 360 degree view of the building and the surrounding area as well as being able to zoom into reception.
In return for your time we can offer challenging and rewarding work as well as Excellent Start up & Relocation Allowances in addition to our amazing Benefits under our internal reward scheme .
About the Role
As a team manager you will support the Service manager in managing a team of social workers and family support workers and you will be the voice between management and social workers. You will line manage social workers which will include, supervision, case management, management of risk, performance management and supporting social workers to develop further and progress. An essential part of your role will be to balance supporting social workers in their roles, whilst also promoting and implementing the organisational goals and targets. Your role will include strategic work such as looking at recruitment and retention whilst working with the management team in Surrey to improve quality of services and develop processes and policies.
You can become involved in work streams linked to specific areas such as Child Sexual Exploitation to develop and improve processes and knowledge within the county. You will work with professionals from various teams and services and network to ensure positive links between the team and other parts of the service to ensure effective multi-professional working. You will also have opportunities to develop your own skills and experience within Surrey and continue your own career progression.
To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement need to address the requirements of the person specification and will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification.
- A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
- An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.
- Experience of working with Children on CP plans and in Care Proceedings and Looked After Children is necessary.
- Previous managerial experience or supervisory experience.
An enhanced DBS (formerly known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) will be required for this role.
For more information please see the Candidate pack and also find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. Also you can view the We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Judith Ivanoff on
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th September 2017.
Interviews will take place on the 3rd and 6th October.