At the London Borough of Havering’s Children’s Service we pride ourselves on being an innovative organisation with a commitment to the needs of vulnerable children and young people in the borough.
The Children and Adults Disability Service (CAD) is a singly managed Education and Social Care service. We work together to achieve positive outcomes and reducing risk of harm to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Deputy Team Manager
Grade 9-£43734-£47541pa (Plus 4k Market Supplement)
An opportunity has arisen for Deputy Team Manager roles in the CAD Service.
Ideally you will have experience and knowledge of working with children and young people with disabilities.
You will directly supervise social care workers both qualified and un qualified, you will take responsibility for developing skills, expertise and knowledge for a wide range of practice issues whilst providing consultation, coaching and mentoring within the team.
Whilst managing staff and overseeing complex caseloads, you will develop and maintain high professional standards and excellent social work practice within the integrated service. You will have a key role in ensuring social work contribution to Education, Health and Care plans and the delivery of short breaks.
You will be responsible for monitoring the performance of the staff you supervise and ensuring statutory time frames are met.
You will work alongside a range of professionals including Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Family Support Worker, Short Breaks Assessors, Education Case Officers, Educational Psychologists and Advisory Teachers.
In this role you will play a key role in the delivery of a highly effective social care support service, including statutory work, as we seek to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disability.
The successful candidate will be a proven leader with a demonstrable ability to supervise and support less experienced staff.
You will have substantial experience of working with children and families, a social work qualification as recognised by the HCPC and post-qualification training, as well as excellent knowledge of current policy and practice including special educational needs and disability.
Your outstanding communication skills will be coupled with a proven ability to work collaboratively with multi agency partners and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of service providers.
We ask that all those working in this service share our vision and commitments and in return we offer an extremely competitive salary, the opportunity to work in a friendly busy team. There are incredible opportunities to continue to learn, develop and have the opportunity to play a key role in an innovative service striving to make a significant difference to the lives of Children and Young people with SEND.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kerry Cattle on 01708 431187 or email Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 22nd November 2018 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 0203 373 0909