Committed to helping children and young people? Us too, come and help us build something special in Wakefield.

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Posted
Application deadline 13th December 2019
Job reference 226521
Job location Wakefield
Hours per-week 37
Salary £Salary Grade 12, SCP 40 – 43 £42,683 - £45,591

Committed to helping children and young people? Us too, come and help us build something special in Wakefield.

 

We are currently advertising for two Team Managers within Children in Care.

 

Salary Grade 12, SCP 40 – 43    £42,683 – £45,591

 

Thriving children in thriving families need exceptional people to support them. In Wakefield we’ve been working hard to make the changes that will create a strong and sustainable social work service filled with confident, competent practitioners empowered to make a difference.

 

Our approach is beyond partnership and collaboration, we have real connection with our partners, who are just as committed and energetic about making the necessary changes as we are. There’s a truly shared responsibility for success, and a passion and energy from everyone involved, right from the most senior people in the organisations all the way to frontline practitioners.

 

Being a Team Manager in Wakefield will include all of the challenges and rewards that rapid improvement brings. In return for you bringing your passion, expertise and drive, we offer:

 

  • Manageable caseloads – we’ve made good progress on bringing down workloads and are aiming for case-loads of 20 (15 for newly-qualified social workers) and no more than 160 children’s cases per team. Smaller teams mean you get – and can give – the best support
  • Regular, reflective supervision to support your practice and professional development.
  • Additional investment in the social work structure, with new management positions and additional frontline teams being established
  • Comprehensive training, including professional development and courses to support your wellbeing
  • The chance to live and work in a dynamic city filled with culture and leisure opportunities, with great housing at affordable prices and good transport links

In return we are looking for a Team Manager who can;

  • Provide leadership, effective management and support to staff.
  • Support staff to deliver integrated, high quality services to children and families.
  • Engage proactively in assessment and development of practice.
  • Work collaboratively with partner agencies.
  • Ensure that services offer equal opportunities to all service users and employees, and that diversity within the service is encouraged and promoted.

 

Closing Date: 13 December 2019 Midnight

 

For an informal discussion, please contact Dean Howson at DHowson@wakefield.gov.uk.

 

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

 

 

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The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

 

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

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