Medway is at the heart of the Thames Gateway, only 30 miles from central London and has excellent transport links. A modern place, surrounded by award winning rural areas and rich heritage and an abounding cultural offering makes Medway a fantastic place to live and work.
This is an exciting time to be joining Medway. We have made significant investment in our Safeguarding service to achieve manageable caseloads and provide each social work pod with dedicated administrative support. In addition we provide all our social workers with a Microsoft Surface Pro and mobile phone to support mobile working.
You will be directly responsible for managing and overseeing the performance of an area team with direct line management responsibility of four Practice Managers. You will have significant experience in providing effective reflective supervision and support to Practice Managers and ensuring that professional standards are upheld across the team.
You will have a recognised social work qualification together with a management qualification (equivalent to ILM level 5) and a recognised post qualification in social work.
You will have access to a comprehensive core and advanced skills programme through our award winning Children and Adults Academy. In addition we have formed a partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work to provide comprehensive and accredited systemic training to support you in achieving the Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice and/or Diploma in Systemic Supervision.
To find out more visit www.medwaysocialcarejobs.co.uk
For an informal discussion please contact Ian Smith, Interim Head of Children’s Safeguarding on 01634 337302.
Closing Date for applications is 16th November 2018.