This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of Social Workers, Social Work Assistants and students as a Team Manager for Children’s Social Work Teams in Dover or Folkestone & Hythe.
As a management team, we strive towards the shared vision of leading an effective, motivated staff group who are proud of their work and the difference they make to the children and families within the District and across Kent.
This is an opportunity to meaningfully play a part in creating a culture that fosters excellence and collaboration and a place where workers are empowered to be creative.
You’ll be a champion of social care values, delivering and improving services for children and young people. Your day-to-day support and high-quality caseload supervision will ensure your team can meet complex and changing demands of the service, as well as enable their ongoing development.
You should be confident in your ability to lead and develop a team. With an in-depth understanding of safeguarding procedures, legislative frameworks and social work theories relating to child services, you’ll have the expertise needed to contribute to practice and policy development.
Your social work degree (CQSW, DipSW or equivalent) must be supported by professional registration and extensive post-qualification experience. This experience should include supervision, budget management and joint working with partners in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
For more information about the role, please contact Rebekah Button by telephone on 03000 411136
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.