The Duty, Triage and Assessment Team (DTA) are looking to recruit a skilled, permanent Assistant Team Manager to oversee the assessment work in the front door to Children’s Services at Wokingham.
You will be responsible for overseeing the case work of a group of social workers undertaking child and family assessments as well as child protection investigations. Using the Signs of Safety Practice Framework, you will enable social workers to assess the worries and needs for children as well as the strengths and safety within the network, helping to agree a safety plan and next steps within the legislative and procedural framework.
The ideal candidate will be dynamic and analytical in their approach and be experienced in this field of work. It is pivotal the effective candidate can manage competing demands and prioritise effectively to promote safe, positive and timely decisions for the children and young people of the borough.
This is an exciting time to join Wokingham Borough Council as we expand our children’s workforce to meet an increase in demand for our services and create innovative new teams using Signs of Safety as our practice framework.
When Children's Services get involved in the life of a child our priority is to make sure our social workers have the support, time and resources they need to provide an excellent quality of service - the kind of service we ourselves would wish to receive.
We know that the success of ANY team will be dependent upon the people we employ. We are keen to hear from those that are flexible, dynamic and willing to work with safe uncertainty, to achieve the best outcomes for our children.
To enable you to work to your best we will develop you in your role and as part of the team; additional training and support will be provided and you will have an opportunity to develop the range of interventions and skills you bring to make a difference to children.
For more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Jackelyn Dance (Duty, Triage & Assessment Team Manager) at email@example.com
For more information about our offer to our workers please visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/why-wokingham-childrens-services
Please send an up to date CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and the skills you bring to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
WBC is an equal opportunities employer.