About the role
Would you like to make a difference to the young people that need it most?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager to join us within our Children in Care Service based in Ely.
We are looking for candidates with strong leadership skills and a passion for supporting our children and young people aged between 0-18. You will be able to demonstrate that you can think creatively to deliver targeted support and project work underpinned by an aspirational attitude for our service users.
You will have relevant experience working in Children’s Social Care and be familiar with the legal framework, statutory requirements and guidance which supports care experienced young people. You will need a good understanding of the challenges facing young people leaving our care, including separated migrant children.
You will have a good understanding around quality care planning and will support the team to deliver clear and concise Care Plans and Pathway plans, achieving good outcomes for our children and young people, including long-term fostering matches, adoptions and step-down plans for children in residential settings.
You will be vital in monitoring the stability of foster placements and think creatively around solutions to help maintain and stabilise them. You will also work closely with our Care Leavers service to support the preparation and transition plans for young people into adulthood.
You will have proven experience of supervising staff as this role will include work allocation, performance and quality monitoring, supporting staff, and the training and development of your team.
If this sounds like an environment where you would thrive, we would love to hear from you! For more information, call Beth on 01223 475920 or email email@example.com.
This is a rolling campaign and we check applications daily, so don’t wait to apply!
In Children’s Services we are working to reshape what we do and how we do it. Why not be part of it?
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.
We support flexible working requests from day one of employment and so we are open to discussing different working patterns to help you bring your best self to work.
What will you be doing?
Day-to-day responsibilities of a Team Manager in Children in Care include:
- Supervision and development of practitioners, identifying areas of strengths and areas to improve and implement appropriate plans to achieve this, and reviewing Care Plans, Pathway Plans and Assessments
- Attending, facilitating and chairing meetings
- Producing reports for Senior Management
- Safeguarding and ensuring risk assessments and safety plans up to date
- Progressing plans of reunification, adoptions and long term matches
- Transition plans to adulthood
- Working with colleagues both internally and externally
We're looking for confident and dynamic individuals who enjoy making a difference in their local community, are curious and spot things that others might not see, enjoys building relationships and likes to explore possibilities.
- Be a qualified Social Worker with a Social Work England registration
- Have the ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide independently
For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits. Benefits include:
- Flexible and creative working arrangements, including agile working
- Generous annual leave entitlement and flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.