ASSISTANT TEAM MANAGER (Children’s social work)
UP TO £51,638 - £54,674pa (includes market supplement)
Closing date: 03/07/2021 at 23:59
Newham Together – The best place for children and young people (click here to view our recruitment video)
There has never been a more exciting time to practice, develop, and grow as an Assistant Team Manager at Newham.
You may have heard that Newham is on a journey to Good in which we are making ground; Ofsted recently recognised the “sustained and steady” progress we are making following our recent monitoring visit, the findings of which you can read in full here.
Embedding new, permanent managers into our workforce is key to our ambition of becoming a centre of excellence in Children’s Social Care by 2023. Assistant Team Managers (ATMs) can now look to a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to support their practice and enrich their learning. ATMs can also expect significant support to help them achieve personal career goals; they are our leaders of the future. These changes are a small part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team are making. Newham is moving in the right direction.
We are continuing to look at innovative ways of working and how we can offer maximum flexibility to our social workers; remote working wherever possible is now a reality at Newham. We know that social workers are most effective when they’re happy, healthy and able to work flexibly, so we’ve implemented wellbeing initiatives and invested in new roles and have redesigned services to reduce caseloads and give back something invaluable to our social workers – their time.
Joining Newham as we continue with our improvement journey will be an invaluable experience and look great on any ATMs CV.
Apply now, and be part of our success.
ABOUT THE JOB
Assistant Team Managers (ATMs) play a vital role in supporting our Newham Together vision by ensuring that our social workers are supported and that high quality practice is delivered to children and families. ATMs are expected to show strong but compassionate leadership and create a secure team environment of open discussion/challenge whilst allowing systemic practice to flourish.
Reporting to a Team Manager, ATMs at Newham will lead and provide supervision to 5-8 social workers. ATMs are not case holding, but are expected to be versatile and dedicated in the support they will provide to case holding colleagues. This is vital in our Assessment service due to the nature of the service and focus on efficient and accurate assessments of children and families.
For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.
‘People at the heart of everything we do’
We're looking for resilient, experienced qualified social work practitioners who have experience of direct leadership or can demonstrate that they are ready for it. You are a confident systemic practitioner who is passionate about improving children and young people’s lives, and you pride yourself on supporting and developing people and practice.
You take a creative but pragmatic approach to your work, encouraging high standards in others for the residents that we serve. You inspire people, supporting and leading colleagues to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey. You’re not afraid of change and you’re ready and excited to take on the challenges posed by a Borough such as Newham.
You have experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are a positive individual with a mature approach and are conscious of the importance of professional development for yourself and your team. You are always open to helping others.
We are looking for budding Managers who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.
You are a qualified social worker and registered with Social Work England.
We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.
Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer: https://children.newhamsocialworkerjobs.com/
We will offer you:
- A competitive package of up to £54,674pa (includes £5k market supplement).
- Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to majority work from home.
- Smarter, mobile Working with new modern technology.
- New Social Work Academy with training in Systemic practice a