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Operational Lead - Social Care

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/22/202185
  • Published: Mon 27/06/2022, 12:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £56,097 to £59,002
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Cheshire Lines Building, Merseyside

Grade – EPO12

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

We want the very best managers in social care within Wirral and we have created three exciting new Operational Lead posts within children's social care.

Two of the posts work within frontline Child in Need and Child Protection Teams, with a third post specifically located within the Fostering Service.

You will  be a Qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England with significant experience in management within children's social care.

You will need a track record of improvement within  a social care setting and a drive to put children first in everything you do. Excellent people skills, and the ability to support a team, manage change and improve performance will be key attributes you already possess, alongside a strong value base around supporting children and families around positive change and relationship based social work.

You will receive excellent support and training throughout your career and join a committed and passionate management group focussed on making a real difference in children's lives.

Wirral has made great strides in the quality and approach of our children's social care service, and we want you to be part of the next stage of our journey.

You will have:

            ' A Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification; current registration with Social Work England

            ' Substantial management experience; strategic leadership skills and experience

            ' A commitment to working transparently; in partnership with children, families, and partner agencies in a strength-based way

            ' Experience of supporting ASYE in line with Skills for Care expectations

            ' Knowledge of childcare legislation, statutory guidance, and best practice research

            ' Knowledge of the Assessment Framework and ability to assess risk and need

            ' Analytical report writing skills and the capacity to support the development of others in this area

            ' Ability to make child centred, complex decisions, using evidence-based tools and analysis

            ' Ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity

            ' Ability to use your own initiative as well as ability to work as part of a senior management team work

            ' Commitment to your own personal development and professional growth

Our offer to you:

            ' We offer a comprehensive induction programme

            ' High level support from the management team

            ' High quality and regular reflective supervision

            ' Excellent training opportunities to support you in continued professional development

            ' Excellent flexible and agile working policy

            ' Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues

            ' Commitment to supporting staff's emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service

            ' Discounted gym membership with Wirral's leisure service

            ' 27 days annual leave rising to 32 days with 5 years continual service and 8 bank holidays

For more information, please speak to:

Eifion Burke (Fostering Team role) eifionburke@wirral.gov.uk / 0151 666 3345

Alex Kaitell (Assessment Team role) alexsandrakaitell@wirral.gov.uk / 0151 666 4249

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/22/202185
  • Published: Mon 27/06/2022, 12:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £56,097 to £59,002
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Cheshire Lines Building, Merseyside

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