Knowsley Children’s Services is proud of the achievements in improving the quality of its services. The service now has solid foundations from which to pursue our ambitions to deliver continuous improvements.
In Knowsley we use the Signs of Safety model across all levels of service. If you are a qualified Social Worker who has a passion to see families & their support networks empowered to meet their own children's needs; can support Social Workers to develop practice ensuring good quality assessments, reviews and plans, manage complex safeguarding and care planning issues and recognise the impact of adversity and benefits of i
mternvention on young people, you should apply to be a Team Manager Worker in Knowsley Children's Social Care.
As an employee of Knowsley Children's Social Care you will become a member of the Knowsley Social Work Academy which will give you access to our Practice Standards, Practice Guidance and a comprehensive training package in respect of Signs of Safety as well as many other areas of practice and career development. The Academy has close links with the Workforce Development Service so training is often commission on a need-led basis ensuring that all staff have the most relevant and up to date training available to them. Once you are a member of the Academy there are numerous ways you are able to develop your career.
Being a small borough has the significant advantage that all services are centrally located and Social Workers have good working relationships with partner agencies. You will be based in the same building as many other services; MASH, Early Help, YOS, Multi Systemic Therapy, child sexual exploitation and criminal exploitation team, Heads of Service, Centre of Excellence & Assurance, Knowsley Safeguarding Children Partnership as well as being in close proximity to HR, IT, Workforce Development, Family Support staff, Health, Education, Police and Probation. The Senior Management Team are also based centrally, meaning you will often see the Executive and Assistant Directors of Children's Social Care and be able to feedback to them about the services we offer our children & families . The Directors work closely with the Heads of Service and Team Managers to ensure caseloads are manageable and staff are well supported.
The post holder will have key responsibilities as a team manager for a children’s social work team. This will include the supervision of social workers and management responsibility for casework in relation to vulnerable young people who are looked after.
You will manage an established team of six Social Workers, with manageable caseloads who are skilled at engaging young people.
Post holder needs to have a social work qualification and registered with Social Work England. They should have a minimum of 4 years post qualifying experience with experience of providing supervision to social workers or students. Whilst this is an opportunity for experienced team managers it is also an opportunity for those aspiring to become team managers
The successful applicant will have access to good support and management development programmes.
For an informal discussion, please contact Ann Clarkson, Head of Service - Chiildren Looked After on 0151 443 3375