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Assistant Team Manager - Children's Social Work - Assessment Service

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3473
  • Published: Wed 14/02/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

ASSISTANT TEAM MANAGER (Children’s qualified social work)

ASSESSMENT SERVICE

£56,093 - £59,129pa (includes market supplement)

Hybrid role – 1-2 office days, duty every 6 weeks

Closing date: 06/03/2024 at 23:59 – please apply ASAP as we may interview shortlistable candidates before the closing date.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WE ARE NEWHAM

We’re a vibrant, dynamic, culturally rich London Borough with a young population and limitless potential. We’re a challenging yet rewarding place to practise social work, with the networks in place to enable you to be the best social worker you can be and make a real difference to our children and their families. Our social care services were rated to be GOOD overall by Ofsted, with leadership rated as OUTSTANDING, but we have not stopped striving to be better.

We’ve been working tirelessly to establish a Centre of Excellence for Children’s Services through investment, co-production and by continuously developing our 'Circles of Support' practice model; centring on systemic and restorative practice and a specialist support offer for our practitioners. 

Ofsted described Newham as having a positive culture of learning and development and we always try to develop talent in-house. We promoted 30 internal colleagues in 2023 alone, and have put 46 practitioners through further education since 2020. We value your development and at Newham career progression is reality for many. 

We understand that social work can be a challenging yet ultimately very rewarding profession that makes demands of you personally and professionally. In Newham we value your wellbeing and ensure that you have the support needed for a better work/life balance through a remote working offer when you are not visiting your children and families, a pleasant, modern office space for when you are in the office, a flexible working policy where all requests are considered, and a clinical offer to support you to do your best work. 

ABOUT THE JOB

Assistant Team Managers (ATMs) play a vital role in supporting our Newham Together vision by ensuring that our social workers are supported and that high quality practice is delivered to children and families. ATMs are expected to show strong but compassionate leadership and create a secure team environment of open discussion/challenge whilst allowing systemic practice to flourish.

Reporting to a Team Manager, ATMs at Newham will lead and provide supervision to 5-8 social workers. ATMs are not case holding, but are expected to be versatile and dedicated in the support they will provide to case holding colleagues. This is vital in our Assessment service due to the nature of the service and focus on efficient and accurate assessments of children and families.

Our Assessment workers are on duty 1 in every 6 weeks – less than most other local authorities. Newham is committed to and encourages remote working wherever possible; management in Assessment are only expected to be in the office only one day per week.

For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.

ABOUT YOU

You are a qualified social worker and registered with Social Work England.

We are looking for budding Managers who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities. You will have significant experience of working within in an Assessment Service, having supervised staff and managed the timely completion of statutory Assessment processes.

You take a creative but pragmatic approach to your work, encouraging high standards in others for the residents that we serve. You inspire people, supporting and leading colleagues to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey. You’re not afraid of change and you’re ready and excited to take on the challenges posed by a Borough such as Newham.

You have experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are a positive individual with a mature approach and are conscious of the importance of professional development for yourself and your team. You are always open to helping others.

WHY WORK WITH US?

We’ve been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.

  • We’re a GOOD local authority focused on reaching excellence.
  • Ofsted graded our senior leadership as OUTSTANDING.
  • We offer genuinely flexible/hybrid working as long as children and families are supported.
  • Stability: 100% of our Service Managers and 71% of Team Managers are permanent.
  • Our firmly established practice model, Circles of Support, was recently nominated for the prestigious MJ Award for Innovation in Children’s Services and allows systemic, restorative practice to flourish.
  • Career progression; we promoted 30 internal colleagues in 2023.
  • Social Care Academy – 47 social workers have studied for systemic higher education with us since 2020. Our Academy offer received significant praise from Ofsted.
  • A competitive package for social workers of up to £54,083 (includes market supplement).
  • Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
  • Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.

TO APPLY

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement (1-2 sides of A4) through our online recruitment portal. 

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.

Closing date: 06/03/2023 at 23:59

Interviews: Mid March

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or want to discuss joining Newham Children’s Services with one of our managers, please contact our Recruitment Team.

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3473
  • Published: Wed 14/02/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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