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Job Title Team Manager - Social Work Assessment Online Applications Only
Job reference SSAS1
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade SCP 36-38
Pay From: £39,880 To: £41,881 per annum plus Recruitment & Retention Allowance £4,000 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 29 July 2021
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Job Description
The Social Work Assessment Service is seeking to recruit a Team Manager at this exciting time of development in St Helens. The Service supports children and families in respect of Child in Need Plans, Child Protection Plans and Children We Look after, including those in Care Proceedings. The successful applicant will have the ability to evidence their experience, skills in and passion for working with children and families to make a difference.

We offer a structured programme of training and support.

The salary for this post is up to £41,881 per annum plus an additional £4,000 per annum Recruitment and Retention allowance.

With its mix of glorious countryside covering 55% of the Borough, quality culture and entertainment and first-class sport, St.Helens has something for everyone.

Located at the heart of England’s North West - midway between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and within a 90-minute drive of the Lake District. St.Helens has a varied and growing affordable residential offer, ranging from town centre apartments to urban villages and rural located executive and family homes. Schools in the Borough obtain strong exam results and are experiencing year on year increases in performance. In short, St.Helens offers a quality of life that few locations can.

Working for Children & Young People Services

The service has embarked on a wide range of improvement work to improve outcomes for children and families.

You will work to help support the effective and timely delivery of appropriate intervention and support services to children and their families.

The successful applicant will:

- Be an effective practitioner with at least 3 years’ experience post qualification
- Be committed to continuous professional development and practice improvement
- Possess strong communication and leadership skills
- Have experience of providing supervision
- Have demonstrable experience of delivering high quality services with positive outcomes
- Have experience in complex social work with children and families

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

Working for St.Helens Borough Council

* We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
* We seek to create a positive, open and working environment.
* Attractive salary and relocation package
* Excellent pension scheme
* Essential car user allowance is available subject to criteria being met
* Free car parking

We would welcome applicants from the BAME community.

For an informal discussion please contact Christine Foster-Alonge Head of Service Social Work Assessment on 01744 671042 / 07742400182.
When applying for this vacancy, you have the following options:

For an application form and further details contact:

Kristina Dixon
01744 676708
Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP
recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk

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Job Application Packs
Team Manager Person Specification.pdf
Team Manager Job Description.pdf
Team Manager Applicant Letter.pdf
Team Manager Application Form.pdf
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number. The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.