Team Manager
Manchester
£ 36,937 - 40,217 per year Permanent - Full time
Team Manager
You will provide direct management of a team of front line Social Workers across our duty and assessment function, our Child in Need and Court teams, our Looked After Children's teams or our Children With Disabilities teams.
 
You will manage a team of 8 Social Workers with a range of practice knowledge from ASYE students to more experienced staff. Each team includes a Senior Social Worker who carries a 50% case load and is tasked with supporting you in managing the team.
 
In addition, you will be supported by a Consultant Social Worker (there is one CSW per service in each locality), who is tasked with supporting ASYEs, promoting a learning culture and supporting Social Workers with complex cases.
 
Key to this role will be your ability to manage safeguarding risk and quality assurance effectively, through the application of the Signs of Safety social work model (in which you will receive full training) which is being implemented across Children’s Services in Manchester.
 
Critical to your success in this role will be your commitment to developing others to reach their full potential. You will be supported to do this through a facilitated programme designed to help you define the most appropriate culture and working methods for your team.
 
Key objective of the role
The primary purpose of this role is to ensure children achieve great outcomes and are safeguarded by supporting and empowering a team of qualified social work practitioners to deliver effective social work intervention.
 
Salary
up to £45,217 - this total is made up of a salary of up to £40,217 plus an ongoing market supplement of £5,000, which has recently been approved'

Influencing service development
We have regular staff engagement sessions and want to hear from and learn from staff, our managers and all staff at the frontline to help shape our services. As a manager you will be able to contribute to this - the best ideas are often those developed in this way and we are all part of the journey! 
 
Please see a full role profile on our campaign site www.caritasrecruitment.com/manchester
An ambitious service
Manchester is a vibrant diverse, cutting edge city. We believe the children of this city deserve the very best services and this is most important in terms of our social work services. 
 
We are in a transformational phase and have big ambitions to be the best social work service in the region. We are investing heavily in our social work staff as we recognise they are key to ensuring great outcomes for vulnerable children in the city. We have full council backing with a significant £14 million investment to permanently increase our social work and Team Manager numbers so we can ensure we have small, well supported teams who will have the time to deliver the very best social work practice. 
 
If you want to join a service that is really on the up and dedicated to improving practice then you should think seriously about joining Manchester. You will have time to do a great job, and opportunities to develop your leadership and practice skills. It really is an exciting time to join our leadership of the service. 
 
Opportunities
Opportunities are available for Team Managers in Duty & Assessment, Child Protection/Children in Need and Children with Disabilities services in each of our Locality offices.

North - Harpurhey, Manchester M9
Central - Longsight, Manchester M12
South - Wythenshawe, Manchester M22

To hear what Manchester City Council's current Team Managers describe their services, visit our Online Open Day at
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt7fQSybbvaDy53r7zaoBGGVbMyJVUIuN  
Sector: Social Care
Education: Graduate
Driving License: Not Required

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