Are you an experienced, dynamic, enthusiastic social work professional who has an excellent understanding of what best practice looks like and is passionate about improving outcomes for children and their families?
Kirklees is on an ambitious journey and within Family Support and Child Protection we want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.
We are looking for a leader who can inspire and motivate their team to provide high quality services to our children and families. Working restoratively to build high quality relationships is at the heart of our approach. A creative and flexible approach to work and the drive and motivation to provide outstanding services is key.
As a Team Manager you will provide supervision to social workers and Family support workers and opportunities for reflection and analysis, as well as being responsible for the allocation of casework and actively managing caseloads so that our practitioners are able to do the quality child centred work that they need to.
We have made significant progress in our journey to providing outstanding services to children and this was recognised in our most recent Ofsted visit in October 2021 and our JTAI in July 2022. Please click on link to: read the full letters on their website.
You will be supported by a Service Manager who is committed to providing you with a comprehensive induction programme, dedicated supervision, and a range of continuous professional development opportunities.
For a full list of the role requirements please see the Job Profile and Focus Sheet available on the Kirklees Council Website. As part of the application process you will be asked to demonstrate how you meet the employee specification within the Focus Sheet.
What can we offer
Generous annual leave entitlement
Friendly and supportive team environment
Ongoing training and career development
Excellent pension scheme
A range of family friendly policies, including flexible working and working from home
Discounts with local and national retailers
We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership
If you think this describes you and you are ready for a new opportunity and challenge, please call 01484 221000 and ask for Charlotte Jackson (Head of Service), or email [email protected]
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.