Team Manager - Disabled Children and Young People Service (0-25)
Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of Disabled Children, Young People and their families?
Brent Council presents a unique opportunity for you to work with our families and there has never been a better time to join our service.
We are an Ofsted rated “Good” authority and we are rated “Outstanding” for the service we provide children in care and care leavers
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that will enable us to better meets the needs of our community in the years ahead. This agenda is reflected in the current growth of our 0-25 CWD service and so it is an exciting time to join a team where staff and managers are ambitious for our children and young people. The lived experience of our children and young people is at heart of all of our social work practice.
‘The strong leadership at a political level and throughout the council has resulted in significant improvement in the quality of social work practice for children since the last inspection. The care of children and care leavers is outstanding. Firm foundations are now in place to facilitate good or better social work to flourish.’ ‘Ofsted May 2018.
This is a very exciting opportunity for new and experienced managers to join a service, which is changing practice with disabled children and young adults in order to offer them an outstanding service. We have completed our restructuring, which enables us to offer continuity of services to our children and families from 0 to 25 in line with The Children and Families Act 2014, SEND Code of Practice 2015 and other relevant legislation and guidance.
Successful candidates will join an experienced and fully permanent management team. You will lead a team of social work practice consultants, social workers, social work assistants and a short break coordinator to provide direct services to disabled children and young people and support our vision of improving education, health and well-being outcomes for them. Working in partnership with schools, health colleagues and other local partners we are committed to providing better futures for all of the young people we work with.
We would welcome applications from new and experienced deputy team managers and team managers working with children and adults who are looking to further their professional development and want to make a positive difference in the life of disabled children and young people in Brent.
We are looking for creative, dynamic, aspirational individuals to work as a Team Manager (who are registered with Social Work England). You will need to have excellent communication skills, experience in managing students or a team of social workers and be enthusiastic about working with disabled children, young people and their families.
This role will offer you the opportunity to be part of a permanent management group in the Disabled Children and Young People Service (0-25). You will have supportive manager and will work within a dedicated team of colleagues with a good knowledge and understanding of disabled children and young people and the challenges that they face.
Our Social Workers
• Provide an excellent social work service that enables our children and young people to fulfil their potential and achieve positive outcomes.
• Ensure that the voice of the child is always heard and that the views of our young people are at the heart of all of our case planning.
• Create genuine partnerships with parents and carers.
• Work in partnership with other agencies to provide effective and coordinated child care services.
Our benefits and support package for staff is extensive and compares favourably with other London boroughs. We offer:
• For hard to recruit to roles, a £5000 ‘golden hello’ and a relocation package, subject to eligibility.
• New and exciting key work housing scheme at subsidised rent under the iconic Wembley Stadium Arch.
• Eligible for the new housing scheme for keyworker where you can buy a new flat/house from next year. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/jenrick-unveils-huge-12-billion-boost-for-affordable-homes
• Relocation package up to 7k subject to availability.
• Your own laptop, iphone 7, desk, screen, chair to enable you to work flexibly from the comfort of your home.
• Flexible working arrangements in line with the government guidelines.
• Regular monthly supervision.
• A practice framework that provides sturdy roots and areas for you to grow your practice.
• A training passport and a minimum of 10 days training per year. Our learning opportunities are designed to enhance direct social work practice through the Brent Practice Framework.
• A career progression policy that maps out how you will grow your career in Brent .
• Probably the best supportive technology amongst London local authorities – through the use of iPhones and laptops.
• A modern and vibrant work environment within Wembley Park or our brand new office currently being built in Willesden.
• Access to Zipcars to conduct your visits.
• Generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
• A host of other rewards and benefits such as a childcare deposit loan scheme, reduced cost gym membership, cycle to work scheme plus many more.
We look forward to receiving your application.
If you have any queries, please contact recruitment team at email@example.com or Mr Mirjan Dhamo, Service Manager on 0208 937 2664 or Mirjan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 11 December 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: 18 December 2020 via MS Teams
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.