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Job Title Assistant Team Manager - Duty
Job reference SCB8A
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 11-13
Pay From: £45,428 To: £47,464 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 25 July 2024
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Job Description
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure, you must be Social Work Qualified and Registered with Social Work England.

We are St Helens Borough Council.

With our ILACS inspection now over and an increasingly stable workforce it’s a great time to join us! We have a limited number of vacancies remaining.

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a modernising Council which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled, and supported workforce.

Making a Difference as an Assistant Team Manager
We are currently seeking to recruit an assistant team manager within our Duty Service. The Duty Service has 4 teams and works 1 week in 4 on duty. The Duty teams receive all referrals from the MASH and undertakes all assessments of children in need and those children subject to section 47 enquiries. You will be supporting the team manager of a busy Duty Team in supporting the team’s response to keeping children safe, this will include supporting performance and practice, developing and mentoring newly qualified social workers. Your experience and knowledge will enable you to be able to support more complex areas of practice, whilst supporting the team manager in chairing strategy meetings and or attending child in need meetings for example. You will have the responsibility of a reduced caseload.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise existing skills and develop new ones. You will receive continuous support, development, and career progression opportunities on your journey with us. The posts include some home working but will require you to regularly attend the St Helens office and travel around the St Helens and surrounding areas.
Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

St Helens is a great place to work so why not visit our Children’s Services web page to see what our colleagues have to say and discover our full range of in work benefits.

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St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

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All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

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Job Description.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
Person Specification.pdf
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