The position for Team Manager in Basildon is no longer available
Team Manager - Children in Care
Full Time - Permanent Contract, Basildon
Salary £35,500 - £47,500
Social Work is changing. Never before has such an ambitious programme of transition and development taken place across theUK. Essex County Council is committed to playing a leading role in this significant schedule of change; and fundamental to ensuring the very best possible outcomes for our children and young people is the skill and dedication of our managers.
We are looking for a Team Manager who will take the responsibility for managing our Children in Care Team dedicated to providing services to children and young people within Essex. You will work from our attractive office in Basildon, which is easily accessible by both car and rail and offers parking.
In addition to your excellent social work credentials, the essential requirements of the role are the ability to lead and motivate a team of skilled social care professionals as well as a proactive and resilient approach to the development of your team and your own self-development. To be successful in this role, you will need to be flexible in your approach, have the ability to give your staff the support they need and manage the performance requirements of the team.
It could be that you're an experienced Team Manager, or looking for your first role in Social Care Management; either way, you will have previous experience of supervising staff. If you are a motivated to making a positive change to the lives of children and young people in need, in addition to the development of the service, we're very keen to hear from you.
Working with us, you will be involved with some real innovations and we will provide you with a supportive environment, and one which promotes excellence.
The successful candidate with be offered an excellent salary and benefits including:
continuous support for your practice through our new and dynamic Learning and Development Team;
Essential criteria for this position include CQSW/DipSW/CSS Consolidation Award or equivalent and full registration with the General Social Care Council. Successful candidates must obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure Certificate.
The duties of this job require the postholder to travel throughout an operational area, therefore a valid driving licence and use of car is required.
For applicants with a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act the scope for reasonable adjustments will be explored with them as part of the selection process.
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Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our aim is to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
You will also be offered a competitive salary and benefits package including:
Relocation assistance if you're moving to Essex to take up a new role (conditions apply)
A Local Government final salary pension scheme
Interest-free bus and rail season ticket loans from £100 - £5,000, as well as pool bikes and a car sharing scheme
Special leave, dependents leave and time off for public duties, depending on circumstances.
Access to a staff counselling service.
Lease car scheme (dependant on role and conditions)
Access to key worker housing
Childcare Voucher Scheme
Death in service allowance to the value of 3x your salary Development
Extensive Induction programmes
Excellent training and development opportunities.
Work options that include Job Share and Career Break schemes.
Assistance with professional qualifications Social
At least 22 days' annual leave, rising to 29 days, depending upon grade and length of service
A sports and social club at County Hall,Chelmsford.
Staff discount in gyms, travel agents, car sales/services, restaurants, shops and days out
Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.
Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.