Team Manager - Assessment and Intervention

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£43,857 - £45,859
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

A Council with its eye fixed firmly on the future and not one to get left behind - we're on an ambitious journey and looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and high performing Team Manager to join a management team that's already transforming our children and young people services.

You will have opportunities to help shape the service to ensure children are protected.  You will provide supervision and opportunities for reflection and analysis as well as being responsible for the allocation of casework, actively managing caseloads so that our practitioners are able to do the quality child centred work that they want to. You will ensure that risk is managed proportionately, and safeguarding is of paramount importance.

You will be a professional role model accountable for quality of practice, developing the potential of all employees and promoting a culture which maximises employee contribution to achieving service objectives.

Supported by a Service Manager we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive induction programme, dedicated supervision and a range of CPD opportunities as well as further management development.

We are looking for experienced Social Work professionals with a proven track record in managing both employees and case related performance, you will have an intrinsic understanding of what best practice looks like and be passionate about inspiring and improving children's lives as well as the continuous professional development of social work practitioners. A creative and flexible approach to work and the drive and motivation to work with families whose needs are complex is key. Good people skills are a must.  You will have overall management oversight to ensure the team has workloads appropriate to their level of skill and experience that is fundamental to this role. You will take responsibility for prioritising the work of the team and effectively deploying resources.

We expect our managers to be flexible and able to   work in both short term and long-term support.

 Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving license and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

 In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the employee specification on the attached job profile.

Closing date  

31 October 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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