TEAM MANAGER (QSW) – Fixed Term (24 Months)
Adolescent Safeguarding Service (RESET RAPID RESPONSE TEAM)
UP TO £57,746pa (includes market supplement)
Closing date: 09/06/2023 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 develop as a manager and lead a social work team at Newham.
Embedding new, permanent Team Managers into our workforce is key to our ambition of becoming a centre of excellence in Children’s Social Care by 2023; Team managers are our leaders of practice, driving frontline social work to get the best results for our children and families. Team Managers can now look to an Assistant Team Manager, a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to assist them in leading excellent practice within their teams. These changes are a small part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team are making.
Apply now, and be part of our success.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Turnaround Project is a newly funded project by the Ministry of Justice from 2022-2025. The Primary aim to provide young people aged 10-18 with positive opportunities that prevent them from offending and ensure that children on the cusp of the Criminal Justice System are offered a needs assessment and subsequent support. Diverting children away from the Criminal Justice System in the long term leads to a reduction in offending. Crucial to achieving this is children and their families having accessible support and intervention at the early onset of challenging circumstances.
As the leader of the Rapid Response team, the Team Manager will deliver intensive, restorative supervision to colleagues, focusing on improving outcomes for young people by responding to families impacted by extra-familial harm at the point of need in a timely and effective way that reduces the need for children and young people to come into local authority care, improve family resilience and connections and reduce the need for high cost placements. Our Team Managers are looking to lead positive change and enable families to remain together.
Team Managers play a vital role in supporting our Newham Together vision by ensuring that our social workers feel supported and that high quality systemic practice is delivered to children and families. Team Managers are expected to show strong but compassionate leadership and create a secure team environment of open discussion/challenge whilst allowing restorative work to flourish.
Reporting to the Service Manager, depending which part of the service a TM leads in, they could be line managing Social Workers, Family Coaches, Family Group Conference Coordinators and Senior Social Workers – as well as specialist positions such as our Child Exploitation and Missing Coordinator. There is an Assistant Team Manger in the service to share managerial duties.
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 Team Managers who are passionate about improving children and young people’s lives. You pride yourself on supporting and developing people and practice, approaching management with energy and enthusiasm whilst always finding time to lend a sympathetic ear to the social workers in your team. You are an experienced systemic practitioner who takes a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, encouraging high standards in others for the residents that we serve. You’re happiest assisting and inspiring your team towards achieving their goals, stepping in where needed to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families.
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 have high working standards and are conscious of the importance of professional development for yourself and your team. You are always open to learning and to helping others learn so that children and families can benefit from our best practice.
We’re looking for 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 already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey. You’re not afraid of change. You’re looking for a career defining role.
You are a qualified social worker, registered with Social Work England. We will consider applicants who are currently working at Assistant Team Manager and are looking to progress.
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 £57,746pa (includes 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 and weekly lunchtime training seminars.
- We’re working on personal development career plans for yourself and your team.
- ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
- Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
- Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
- Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
- Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
- We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.
To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description. It should not exceed 2 sides of A4.
Shortlisting decisions will be bas