Team manager, children’s social worker, Solihull Council, £39.30ph, assessment team, hybrid working
Your new company
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is looking for a team manager to join the assessment team in the children’s services. An early assessment in children’s risks and needs is crucial and therefore this local authority is expanding their resources by bringing in more social work professionals to join the assessment team. By working for Solihull Council, you will be committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and families, making sure you achieve the best possible outcomes.
Your new role
As a team manager for the assessment team, you will be responsible for managing a group of 5 experienced social workers. You will ensure you lead and support your allocated workers enabling them to do their job at a high standard. Your role will also involve undertaking supervision sessions under Solihull Council’s policies and procedures.
What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful, you will have a Social Work degree (or Social Work England equivalent), SWE registered, and have successfully completed the ASYE programme or an equivalent post qualifying pathway. You will also need to be familiarised with social work policies and practices, as well as have good IT skills, and the ability to take the lead role in management of workloads.
As a manager for the assessment team, you will need to have substantial post qualifying experience in supervising, safeguarding and Child Protection work. Ideally you would also have some relevant management training and experience using LCS.
What you’ll get in return
As a team manager for Solihull Council, you will be offered a competitive hourly rate of £39.30 per hour. You will have flexible working patterns, being in the office only when on duty and hybrid working the remainder of the time.
By working with Hays, you will have your own consultant who will support you throughout the process. You will also have access to free DBS checks and learning and development opportunities.
What you need to know
If you find you will be the perfect match for this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Marina on 0121 230 1485
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