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Team Managers (Dorset)

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Dorset County Council
Occupational group
Children's Social Work
Salary details
up to £44,630
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Tanya Hamilton-Fletcher
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225937
Closing Date
03 September 2017
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We’re looking for highly effective managers to lead teams of dedicated social workers who will deliver improved outcomes for children and families and help them lead safer and better lives.

A relocation package up to the value of £8,000 is available with these posts (subject to terms and conditions).

Based in one of our area teams, you will manage small teams of five social workers working with children, young people and their families who are considered in need; children who are subject to a protection plan and a small number of looked after children. The teams receive their referrals from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The posts are in various locations. 

In children’s services, our focus is on using evidence to improve outcomes, adopting a mind-set of prevention in everything we do and putting relationships at the heart of practice to enable change to happen.

We are looking for team managers who will:

  • share our passion for driving up standards in social work practice which, in turn, will deliver better outcomes for children, young people and families
  • use every ounce of your experience to make sure that every aspect of casework, from the simplest to the most complicated, is right every time
  • have supervisory or management experience and will provide inspirational leadership, reflective supervision and staff development
  • use an outcomes accountable approach to ensure effective operational delivery, performance and value for money
  • engage and work collaboratively with partner agencies to improve the lives of children and young people.

You will:

  • have a minimum of four years’ experience as a social worker
  • be able to demonstrate considerable experience of delivering complex assessments and plans for children and of complex court proceedings
  • and have comprehensive knowledge of all relevant legislation, policy and procedures for children’s social work
  • have a degree in social work or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post
  • have excellent communication and negotiation skills, show leadership and want to be part of a challenging and progressive team culture.

The Care and Protection service is separated into two distinct areas: Help and Protection and Care and Support.

Find out more about how we work in children’s services in Dorset. You can also find out more about career progression, rewards and benefits, and how we are transforming the way we deliver social work through our Reinvigorating Social Work programme

Closing date: 3rd September 2017

Apply now.

For an informal discussion about the roles, call Tanya Hamilton-Fletcher on 01305 225937 or email T.Hamilton-Fletcher@dorsetcc.gcsx.gov.uk.

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the County Council) available for use as required. Once this post has closed, the job description and person specification will no longer be available to view.

Please note Dorset County Council does not accept CV’s in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

This post involves working with children and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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