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Team Manager - Family Safeguarding

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03840
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 3:57 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 07/07/2022, 3:57 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Permanent
  • Salary: £48180 - £51613 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

Salary: £48,180 - £51,613
Working Pattern
: Full Time (37 hours) Permanent
Location:
Worthing

Closing Date: 10/07/22

As a Team Manager you will lead a team of professionals, with indirect responsibility for others within assigned groups. Your team will consist of social workers, specialists and support staff, ensuring delivery of efficient and effective services to children and families. You will be responsible for performance management and quality assurance within the team, ensuring that the team contributes to Children, Young People and Learning Directorate's priorities and maintains good outcomes for children.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Ability to make sound pragmatic problem-solving decisions, which will have a wider service impact. The ability to provide comprehensive professional advice and support within the service specialism, including tackling difficult problems of a technical, professional, resource or people related nature
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence the actions of others and communicate information which may be complex and contentious. This will include the ability to develop effective long-term relationships both with other teams across WSCC and external partners enabling the achievement of high-quality outcomes
  • Effective people and performance management skills and the ability to provide direction and motivate and inspire the team to deliver quality professional practice. You will use data to identify and address performance challenges, manage throughput of work, and manage team performance. The ability to use supervision, appraisal and data to have reflective and crucial conversations with staff to identify performance and improve practice
  • Able to manage self, is self-aware and understands impact of work on self and others and responds constructively to situations. Understands the need for emotional intelligence/resilience, specifically in relation to risk, ensuring that there is a positive balance between perceived risk and protection from harm where necessary. Ability to respond calmly and appropriately to situations where others are in a stressful or anxious situation
  • Able to reflect on practice and learn from experience and feedback, taking responsibility for own performance and being proactive in relation to own work and professional development. Ability to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions within the required framework. Further to that the ability to interpret and manage political influences on social work practice and to work with peers and managers to address potential impacts

Qualifications/experience:

  • Social Work qualification or equivalent as recognised by the relevant professional body
  • Recognised post qualifying award in Social Work or demonstrable evidence of continuous professional development at a similar level
  • Registration with the relevant professional registration body and maintaining registration
  • Experience of delivering or co-ordinating a quality customer focused service to others
  • Experience in dealing with significant issues, for example management of complex child protection matters, staff under performance, managing resources to address team performance priorities through allocation of limited resources
  • Experience managing/leading staff
  • Experience of managing a small budget and/or contributing to financially related decisions on larger spends
  • Experience of supporting initiatives in a political environment
  • Valid, full driving licence

Rewards and Benefits

For a full list of the benefits offered, you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE03840

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, contact

To apply, upload your CV and Cover Letter explaining how you meet the key skills in full and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to Social Work England registration, HCPC registration, an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03840
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 3:57 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 07/07/2022, 3:57 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Permanent
  • Salary: £48180 - £51613 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

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