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Team Manager - Disabled Children’s Team

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Organisation:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Hours:
37.00
Salary:
£43,597 - £46,875
Working
Pattern:
Permanent
Location:
CPDC
Reference:
24741
Closing date:
20 October 2021 at midnight
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Disability Social Care 0-25 Service specialist Disabled Children’s Social Work Team, based in Cambridge. We are seeking to recruit a Team Manager to join us. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and be part of a lively and dynamic team on a full time, permanent basis.

As the Team Manager you will play an important role in delivering a needs-led professional service ensuring that children and young people with a disability benefit from the best possible outcomes and are prepared for their transition into adulthood.

You will have relevant experience working in Children’s Social Care and be familiar with child protection systems and processes, court work and working with children who are looked after. You should also have knowledge of statutory requirements and local procedures with regards to children living with a disability, and their families. To be successful in this role you will have an understanding of relevant SEND legislation and policy, and knowledge of the factors that lead to improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND. You will be responsible for managing risk and supporting children and young people assessed as being children in need, at risk of significant harm or for whom the Local Authority is a Corporate Parent. You will also be able to demonstrate you have the ability to lead and manage a team of staff comprising of a Senior Practitioner, Social Workers and a Child Practitioner.

The applicant will be able to demonstrate that they can think creatively in delivering targeted support, will have a significant level of knowledge and experience in children's social care, understanding thresholds and will have proven experience in managing a team of social work staff. This role will include work allocation, performance monitoring, dealing with staffing issues and the training and development of the Team.

As part of the 0 – 25 Management team, we are dedicated to supporting you. We have regular supervision so that we can focus on your development and progression. You will also be part of regular peer sessions so that you can share concerns and experiences. We are a strong team who communicate well and support each other to put children at the centre of everything we do. We would love for you to join us and experience this for yourself.

What can we offer you in return?
• A great working location, with free parking in Cambridge
• A supportive permanent management team
• A competitive salary between £43,597pa - £46,875pa
• A relocation package of up to £8,000 (subject to eligibility)
• Generous annual leave entitlement (minimum of 28 days plus Bank Holidays)
• A Local Government pension scheme
• Flexible working, including a hybrid working environment across an office base and working remotely
• Excellent training and career progression
• Employee discount scheme
• Lease car scheme

If you would like to join a passionate team, determined to do what is best for children and families then apply today or contact Philippa Avey-Walters (Service Manager in the 0 – 25 Service) on 07747 53 22 91 for an informal chat about the role.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 20 October 2021 at midnight. Interviews will be 26 October 2021.



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