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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Team Managers – Single Point of Contact

Grade 16 – £50,448 – £52,482

We are looking for two Team Managers to join our Single Point of Contact. Croydon’s Single Point of Contact is the single front door for residents and agencies to contact where children and young people are at risk of harm or whether they require support in agreeing an Early Help offer.

The service is made up of staff from the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): Metropolitan Police, Croydon NHS Health Services, Community Safety, Housing, Education and Youth Engagement and Early Help with strong relationships with other partners.

We have recently moved our Emergency Duty Team to be part of the Single Point of Contact, this team covers Children, Adults and Housing.

Working with our partners you will be responsible for ensuring children, young people and their families are the centre of everything we do. You will manage an Assistant Team Manager and social workers and play a key role in co-ordinating and managing the daily activities of the Service, maximising the contribution of partners to ensure that operational teams are equipped with the fullest picture when they make contact with children, young people and their families.

About you

You will be a confident manager, with a passion for creating change, creating change for children and young people in Croydon. You will lead by example, so a social work qualification and extensive post-qualification experience in statutory children’s services, particularly in a duty and assessment service is essential; you will need to have a thorough working knowledge of relevant legislation and practice that underpins child protection work.

Reporting to our Service Manager, you will have the skills to work with a range of colleagues within Children’s Social Care, the wider Council and partners across the Borough keeping children and young people at the centre of everything you do.

About us

What makes Croydon special is our people – both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.

We can offer a development & learning programme to support your management and leadership skills as well as great benefits including 30 days annual leave, relocation package up to £8,000 and a pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%.

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For an informal discussion with Iain Low – Head of Service on 07730 025 197

Closing date:   Sunday 30 June 2019

Head of Social Work with Children Looked After

£80,490 – £85,614 per annum

Our ambition is to be practice focused with a destination plan outlining how passionate we are about delivering the very best outcomes for children and families in Croydon.

We are recruiting to a senior leadership role who will be a key team member, driving our destination plan forward, and embedding a systemic social work practice model. The Head of Social Work with Children Looked After will lead the statutory delivery for social work services for Children Looked After, including Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, Leaving Care and Fostering Services. The role also has lead responsibility for Adoption (integrated with Adopt London South).

Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.

About you

With Head of Service experience and knowledge, you will be a confident leader and be able to be the change; with a passion for inspiring a social care workforce to be creative in their change and improvement. With a social work qualification and extensive post-qualification experience in both statutory, Public and Private Law Proceedings your track record of leading from the front will be essential.

The pace of change is demanding, so your resilience and ability to manage conflicting priorities will demonstrate your leadership skills.

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.

Our best asset is our talented, diverse workforce and community. We can offer a development & learning programme to support your management and leadership skills as well as great benefits including 31 days annual leave, relocation package up to £8,000 and a pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%.

For an informal discussion about the role with Nick Pendry, Director of Early Help and Children Social Care, please contact 0208 726 6000 ext 64852.

Interview dates 26th June & 28th June 2019.

Closing date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

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Clinical Therapist

Grade 15 £ 45,585 – £47,511

About us:

It is an exciting time to join a new team in Croydon as a Clinical Therapist, delivering systemic practice interventions and guidance to our social workers who are working directly with our Children, Young People and Families in Croydon.
Reporting to our new Systemic Practice Service lead, you will be creating and embedding systemic therapeutic services alongside your new Clinical Therapist team, together with supporting the training of practitioners in systemic practice with an accredited training provider.

 

About you:

Qualified, accredited and registered as both a Social Worker and Systemic family therapist, you will have experience of working with complex and vulnerable families demonstrating your therapeutic talents with both individuals and groups.

Your skills in undertaking assessments of therapeutic need will enable you to consult, advise and provide reflective supervision to social worker practitioners and managers.

Your ability to engage and develop effective professional relationships will enable you to deliver high quality systemic interventions. If you are able to deliver training – even better!

Most of all your compassion and drive to a way of working which emphasises people’s relationships will enable you to ensure our children and young people are safe and remain at home where possible.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, specialist CPD and much more. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nick Pendry, Director of Early Help and Children Social Care on 020 8726 6000 X64852 for an informal discussion.

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Closing date:  Tuesday 18 June 2019

Interview dates:  Monday 1 July and Friday 5 July (9.00am – 12.00noon)

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