Supportive Action for Families in Ealing (SAFE 0-18) is a multi-disciplinary service offering early help to children and families with targeted needs. There are two area-based teams in the Borough with professionals from a variety of backgrounds including mental health, family work, education and social work. The service is focused on offering a range of early interventions using a Team around the Family approach.
An opportunity has arisen to take on this key leadership role - Deputy Manager, in the SAFE and SAFE Plus team of the SAFE 0-18 service.
* committed to making a visible difference to the lives of Ealing's children and their families
* a qualified, HCPC registered social worker with post qualification experience
* ambitious with the skills and experience to deliver the highest standards of professional practice
* ready to take the next steps in your career?
The post-holder will manage a team of 8 workers of different disciplines which could include FSWs, SWs, EHAP SWs, domestic abuse workers, to name a few.
You will need to ensure the effective running of the SAFE early intervention service for children, young people and their families supporting a model of direct work within timely, planned interventions. The SAFE Plus team focus on working with the higher end of early help, where the difficulties family's face is more entrenched and need more focused intervention over a longer period of time.
The role requires you to offer reflective and creative casework supervision, set clear direction for performance and enhance the use of professional expertise within the team. You will require a flexible problem-solving approach to ensure the service is clearly focused on achieving measurable outcomes for families.
If you feel you have leadership skills to support the SAFE service in the delivery of early help models with a key focus on the monitoring and evaluation of the services offered and be part of an experienced, multi-agency team, then this could be for you.
What you will need: Experience in leading, supervising and/or mentoring, good time management, effective planning and organisation, and well developed report writing skills. Experience of parenting group delivery would be beneficial but not mandatory. You will also need a good understanding of thresholds to support the SAFE early intervention referral system as well as having an enthusiastic and creative work ethic.
What can Ealing offer you?
* an exciting opportunity to develop your career within a supportive, well organised structure
* manageable caseloads and high-quality 1-1 and group supervision within a stimulating learning environment
* on-going personalised training and development opportunities, including leadership training
* access to a wide range of high-quality resources to support children and their families
* an excellent benefits package with a range of innovative programmes to help you look after your health and well-being
Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring check.
This post is subject to Ealing's enhanced vetting process.
This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.
If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please contact Isha Dhody Team Manager SAFE East Team - 020 8825 6190.
To aply online please visit www.ealing.gov.uk/jobs
Closing date: 30 January 2020