Islington is looking to recruit enthusiastic and talented Deputy Team Managers to our Disabled Childrens Team who are interested professional development opportunities offered under the Doing What Counts and Measuring What Matters project.
What is the Doing What Counts and Measuring What Matters project?
Islington’s Doing What Counts and Measuring What Matters project is working towards building a gold standard service for children and families in Islington. Islington have listened to children and families to develop our vision for change, and social workers to develop a vision for change:
- Reduced bureaucracy will allow more intensive work with families, more frequent visits and the opportunity build transformative relationships and undertaken more direct work,
- A specially designed core training package to deliver goal based interventions, use evidenced based tools, develop reflective and thoughtful risk assessment, and to measure progress,
- Availability of an intensive multi-disciplinary service to enhance social work intervention where the concerns for the child are high risk,
- Social workers will receive regular reflective supervision and practice development opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of the intervention.
We take pride in providing a learning environment where staff can develop, our controlled case loads, safe working practices, a culture of strong supervision and excellent training opportunities enables a supportive working environment for all staff. The Deputy Team Manager within a Disabled Childrens Team (DCT) is responsible for the case monitoring and supervision of all cases in their supervision group and will play a crucial role in developing a reflective and supportive supervision environment. You will ensure the delivery of high quality care planning and case progression for children in need and child protection cases whilst assisting the team manager build effective and meaningful relationships with key partners. Additionally, DCT Deputy Team Managers ensure the delivery of Child Looked After services to children within their team.
You will be accustomed to employing social work principles such as dignity, respect, empathy, and strength based, collaborative approach to service delivery. Motivational interviewing skills with a Trauma Informed lens are the cornerstone of social work practice in the Children in Need Service. In order to help us select the best candidate’s Islington have developed a two stage interview process with the first stage being an opportunity to test out applicants Motivational Interviewing (MI) compatibility. Candidates are not required to have advanced MI skills, rather we are seeking to identify those who have the capacity to develop these skills with the advanced training and coaching. Further details will be provided to all candidates who are shortlisted and offered an interview.
Benefits: Zone 1-2 Travel card, specially designed core training package, professional development opportunities, retention bonus, good pension scheme and generous holidays, flexible working arrangements, an experienced management team, key worker housing on successful completion of probation and a great working location on Upper Street in Islington.
Closing Date: Sunday 24th March 2019 at 23:59
Motivation Interview Dates: Tuesday 9th April 2019
Those candidates who are successful following Motivation Interview will have a Panel Interview on the 15th April 2019.
For an informal discussion please contact Lauren Carre DCT Team Manager on 020 7527 6488