Team Managers – Social Work with Families Service
Have you got the passion and drive to make positive changes in the lives of children?
If so, we have opportunities for you to join Croydon Council as a Team Manager and help shape the future of children’s services within our Social Work with Families Service. The Social Work with Families Service brings together services for children subject to child protection plans and children in need and you will be using your skills and knowledge to create the best possible outcomes for children and families in Croydon.
The London Borough of Croydon is a thriving cultural hub. It’s a truly unique place to practice social work – Croydon is one of the fastest growing populations in the UK and is home to 94,000 children. It’s an exciting time to be joining us.
To meet the changing needs of our children and families we are investing more than £10 million in adapting our delivery model to support the highest quality service. For you, this investment means you will have the opportunity to grow your skills and develop your career as well as make your mark by helping to shape the way we support children and families.
As an advanced practitioner and experienced leader, we will look to you to champion and drive service improvement, by leading from the front line and working alongside our partners. We’ll want you to build and maintain positive relationships within your team – focusing on the child and their environment, placing their health and safety as your number one priority.
You’ll be expected to allocate cases, shape and influence practice, demonstrating confident analysis and decision making, ensure practitioners receive reflective, challenging and explorative supervision to enable informed decision-making on children and young people’s cases.
We are looking for existing team managers, deputy team managers capable of working in a leadership, operational manager role. Your compassion and drive will enable you to effectively engage with Social Workers, supporting them to build relationships with children, young people and their families to create change. If you have a keen social awareness and an ability to work with genuine empathy and compassion to support staff, children and families – whilst working towards genuine sustainable solutions – then there’s a strong chance you’ll fit in well here.
Above all else, we are looking for people that genuinely care about improving the lives of children, young people and families in Croydon.
PLUS you will receive
- a £15,000 Welcome and Retention package paid within 20 months of service
- 31 days’ annual leave
- Development opportunities Management learning and development programme
- Laptop/Phone with an agile work practice
- A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
- Discounted vouchers via CroydonOptions.
Most of all what makes Croydon special is our people – both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.
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Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Childrens DBS check.
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