Team Manager - Assessment & Intervention - West Essex
Permanent, Full Time
£47,405 to £58,727 per annum
Closing Date: 3rd November 2021
Interviews to be held 10th November 2021
Children and Families is recognised as a service in which social work can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity and compassion; promoting development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; protecting them from neglect and abuse. Working together with partners delivering a range of early help, family support and effective social work interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.
Assessment and Intervention (A&I)
These teams are the gateway through which children, young people, parents/carers and other agencies gain access to Children and Families services. Assessment and Intervention undertakes incoming assessments and short - term intervention work with families; working with children from pre- birth up to a child’s 18th birthday.
They focus on children in need (CIN) and their families, offering short term intervention. They also deal with S47 child protection enquiries and work jointly with the police and other partners in assessing immediate risk for children that come to our attention. A&I primarily transfer cases into Family Support and Protection Teams should families require longer-term intervention, or if the children become subject to a child protection plan or come into care of the local authority. If following an assessment and brief intervention the family do not require a social work service, they could be stepped down to Family Solutions as part of our Early Help Offer.
The role is pivotal in guiding, supporting and nurturing high quality social work practice within the team and across the service. Your role includes working across the quadrant and county with colleagues, partners and families to ensure families receive the support they require. To protect children from harm and to develop their well-being.
Working as part of a highly supportive team to ensure Social Workers well- being is high on the agenda, ensuring families receive the service at the right level and that interventions are proportionate.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent
- Registration with Social Work England as registered Social Worker
- Previous Experience of:
- Delivery of services in Children’s Social Care
- People Management
- Resource planning and management
- Quality assurance and customer care
- Achieving person centred outcomes
- Work with complex statistical, financial and performance information
- Policy development and change management
- Experience of working in a political environment, skills in understanding and responding to different perspectives and taking a cross organisational perspective
- Required to work flexibly as required, including evenings and weekends if necessary.
You will be committed to systemic, relationship based social work, providing effective, innovative interventions and with the ability to build good partnerships, both with our external partners and within the organisation.
In turn, we can offer you a highly competitive package that includes access to our desirable pension scheme, life assurance (of three times your salary), generous annual leave – plus the option to buy additional holiday. Optional benefits such as tax-free savings on childcare and discounted health and dental care are also available, and we will encourage you to develop your skills with ongoing training opportunities.
Crucially, we know that there is more to life than work. We are a motivated and enthusiastic team – but we want you to find an exceptional work/life balance. As such, you will be encouraged to make the most of our commitment to flexible working arrangements.
So, if you want a better quality of life – complemented by a high degree of job satisfaction – then we would be delighted to welcome you to our friendly and inclusive team.
The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.
As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
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