We have a number of exciting opportunities for Team Managers to join our Assessment Service.
Croydon has five Assessment Teams based in our modern offices in Croydon, come and join us. We are a focused service committed to improving the lives of children and young people and their families across the Borough.
Our Assessment Service Team Managers are central to driving excellent social work practice and making a positive difference to children, young people and their families in Croydon. Reporting directly to the Service Manager you will be responsible for delivering services to children and young people through the operational management and supervision of social work teams.
We are looking for passionate and dedicated Team Managers who know what good social work practice looks like, and with your skills, experience and knowledge you will oversee all casework undertaken by your team.
You will also have excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to incorporate the Strengthening Families Model in your management role which builds on families’ strengths with a focus on protective factors.
With your Deputy Team Manager you will focus on allocating, auditing and monitoring cases as well as supervising and monitoring the progress and professional development of each member of your team. You will be able to demonstrate a key priority of how you eliminate casework drift or delay, ensuring that everyone in the team is meeting the statutory requirements in a timely manner in partnership with children young people and their families.
Our offer to you
With a starting salary from £52,958-£54,953 per annum (inclusive of our recruitment welcome payment of £3,500 (payable at 6 months).
We can offer:
- Relocation package up to £8,000
- 30 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
- development opportunities in key areas of practice; Team Managers take on specific lead roles, giving them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and to develop their management skills across the Borough
- A management learning & development programme
- Laptop/Phone with agile work practices
What makes Croydon special is our people – both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.
If you would like an informal conversation about these roles please contact Veronica Leigh (Service Manager) on 0208 726 6000 (ext 52891)