Team Managers – Children in Care

Team Managers to join Croydon’s social work service for children looked after and care leavers

It is an exciting time to join Croydon, with a systemic social work practice model, investment in our service and a clear destination to where we are going.  Can you be the change to champion and drive our service improvement by leading from the front line?

About you

We are looking for experienced team managers who have a commitment to delivering excellent social work services for children looked after. 

You will experienced and capable of working in an operational manager role with a particular skill to manage social work staff. 

With working knowledge of best practice, national policy, strategy and developments regarding children’s social care, you will be able to demonstrate your social work management practice.

You will allocate children’s cases, shape and influence safe practice, demonstrating confident analysis and decision making, ensuring practitioners receive reflective, challenging and explorative supervision to enable informed decision-making for children and young people, leading a team to meet statutory requirements and ensure that children looked after achieve more in all areas

Your compassion and drive will enable you to effectively build and maintain relationships with children, young people, their parents and carers and be an effective leader in the multi – agency team around the child looked after, supporting positive change.

About us

In Croydon, we want to ‘be the change’ and have outlined our destination to deliver a Children and Young Persons service that empowers our workforce and partners; ensuring children, young people and their families are the centre of everything we do.

With strong learning development opportunities Croydon is the best place to take the next steps in your social work career

With a salary up £52,482 per annum and a welcome of £4,000 (paid at 6 months, we also offer a financial retention incentive to Team Managers), In addition, we can offer a development & learning programme to support your management and leadership skills.

For more information about the role,  please contact Derek Dyer, Service lead on derek.dyer@croydon.gov.uk

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Closing date:  Sunday 30 June 2019

Interviews dates: Friday 12th July and Wednesday 17th July

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