Qualified Social Worker, Team Manager, Dudley MBC, Children's Care Management Team


Ref: EN18-570

Sector: Social Work
Division: Childrens Services
Specialist Area: Team Manager
Location: Dudley
Job type: Contract
Salary (per hour): Negotiable dependent on experience and pay scheme selected
Reference: EN18-570

Job Description

Qualified Social Worker, Team Manager, Dudley MBC, Children's Care Management Team - Must be a Qualified Social Worker with a minimum of 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children's Social Work team

Our client is looking for a qualified Social Worker with 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children’s Social Work team

The team work extremely well together to ensure the safety of children under the close supervision of a supportive Team Manager

The responsibilities will include:

• Children in Care usually have had adverse and complex experiences leading to additional emotional health needs and attachment strategies which can make it hard to provide consistent good care for them. Sometimes, their heightened needs means that carers are not equipped or skilled enough, they get tried and feel overwhelmed and this can lead to placement disruption and further emotional hardship for children and carers
• In Dudley, we have a jointly commissioned multi-agency team to help our children maintain placement stability and find early permanence. Whilst the service provide direct work, the overarching aim is to equip carers, social workers, supervising social workers and other professionals working with our children with understanding and strategies to meet children’s emotional needs or to fast track children to specialist therapeutic services to meet their needs. The team currently consists of social workers, mental health practitioners, a life story worker, psychotherapist, family support worker and a clinical lead who provides clinical supervision
• Over the next six months, we hope to redesign the service to more effectively address our key priority of early permanence of all children. We will work alongside joint commissioners to identify best practice and a model of service delivery that helps children get ready for permanence, is quickly accessible for children and carers in crisis, that appropriately responds to children who need to be escalated to higher levels of support and that fast-track support to prevent placement disruption
• We are looking for a team manager, to help us with this exciting, yet challenging journey. The team manager will work alongside the clinical lead on the day-to-day management of the service. The team manager will be responsible for representing the service at various decision-making panels to ensure that we catch in care with additional emotional health needs before they fall. They will also assist the Service Manager and Head of Service to develop clear pathways for services and training. As child level, they will attend Child Permanence meetings and Placement Disruption meetings to provide essential input and support the permanence agenda
• 37 hours per week (flexible by negotiation)
• 6 month Temporary Contract
• Start date subject to DBS and reference clearance

Successful candidates will benefit from:

• A Kindle Fire upon commencement of contract (see terms)
• £20 Amazon voucher if registration is completed within 2 weeks (see terms)
• Competitive pay rates
• Weekly payroll
• Free access to a comprehensive online training portal worth £500 a year
• Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
• Receive up to £250 for each referred worker (see terms)

The successful candidate will need to hold a DipSW or equivalent must be registered with the HCPC, have a current DBS and be a car driver.

Please call the recruitment team where you will speak to one of our dedicated consultants on 0333 1234 530

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Phone: 0333 1234 530
Or email your CV, quoting the job reference code, to: jobs@entrustsocialcare.co.uk