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.
As Assistant Team Manager - You will be responsible for overseeing the case work of a group of social workers undertaking child and family assessments, child protection investigations, Section 7 reports and on occasion work up to initial hearing if the need for care proceedings is identified early on. Using the Signs of Safety Practice Framework alongside a relationship-based practice approach, 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. You will provide regular supervision and help to create a team culture of learning alongside attending leadership sessions to broaden your own practice knowledge base.
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.
Closing date: 11pm, 27th June 2021
For more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Alison Miller (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
To apply please complete the online application form below.
Closing Date: 11pm Sunday 27 June
Interview Date: w/c 12 July
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.