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Team Manager - Fostering

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £49,416 to £52,256
  • Location: Agile
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 25/07/2021 at 23:55
  • Reference: CF&E/21/154724

Grade EPO6

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager within Fostering.

You will Lead and manage a team to deliver high quality, effective and consistent social work practice, ensuring that the greatest care and diligence is maintained to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people, and their families.

You will ensure that staff and key stakeholders are briefed appropriately in relation to council wide communications and matters relevant to the Service area. You will oversee and scrutinise the quality of the service and practice to make sure decisions are made in the best interests of the child, young person, and their families.

you will manage staff in line with agreed social work standards and organisational policies and procedures. Liaise and build collaborative multiagency relationships taking responsibility for promoting the organisation and its services and shaping its future direction. You will comply with service procedures and legal requirements to manage and respond to enquiries and complaints and deal with enquiries from Councillors and attend Committees as required.

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of managing a team within a Social Care environment. Experience of dealing effectively with employee performance management issues in line with corporate policies. Someone with significant experience of mentoring and coaching others across all levels of social care practitioners and someone with significant experience of dealing with complex cases carrying risk of harm. Experience of working with children and families in statutory services and experience of working with partner agencies.

You will need to be qualified in Social Work e.g. Degree in Social Work; Dip SW, Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and able to evidence this and have evidence of continued professional development (CPD).

For more information please contact Katie Leigh katherineleigh@wirral.gov.uk / 0151 666 5613 

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home. In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed