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Team Manager (2 Post)

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Shand House, Dale Road South, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 13 £44,438 - £48,081 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
12 February 2023
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About the role

Derbyshire is committed to increasing the number of social workers across our services as part of our strategy to reduce caseloads and promote effective working relationships with children and families through our systemic approach to social work intervention.

We have an exciting opportunity for two caring and determined social work Team Managers, to join our Front Door to children’s services – Starting Point.

Starting Point is Derbyshire County Council’s multi-agency and multi-disciplinary front door to children’s services and early help.  It ensures that all referrals into Children’s Services are effectively considered by applying timely informed decisions based on the needs of the child/family, multi-agency information sharing and a consistent application of the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Partnership threshold.  The aim is that children and families who require help receive it at the most appropriate lowest level of intervention, receiving the right help at the right time.

You will be based at Shand House, Darley Dale, Matlock.  The Team Managers work alongside other team managers, Practice Supervisors, Social Workers and Referral Co-Ordinator’s, we are also co-located with colleagues from Police, Probation and health services.

This role offers progression and development, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to use your skills and experience to genuinely improve outcomes for children and young people in care.

What will you be doing?

  • Assist the Head of Service in the efficient and effective delivery of Children’s Services Social Work Service.
  • Responsible for leading and managing Social Care team(s)
  • Being accountable for the direction, delivery, and performance of the team, incorporating assessment and appropriate management of risk
  • Ensure integrated practice is embedded to improve outcomes for children, young people, and families in the community.
  • Maintain and grow key relationships with several stakeholders including Childrens Services senior management team, external partners and agencies, local people, community groups, national professional bodies, and internal partners.

The starting salary for a Team manager is £41,782 with annual increments to £45,362 pro rata.

We believe that hard work and commitment to your role should be rewarded, so we offer a package that will ensure you always feel supported and valued:

  • Diverse range of cases providing an exciting, challenging and rewarding career
  • Effective leadership and management which helps to reduce risk for our social workers and the children and families they support
  • Excellent supervision and a supportive peer network
  • Access to an excellent range of training and development opportunities, worth over £5000, including leadership and management development
  • Fantastic opportunities to undertake further formal qualifications and career progression through our career pathways
  • DBS check undertaken and paid for by us
  • Social Work England registration fee reimbursed
  • A development programme (specific to your role) – to enable you to gain confidence and competence in your role and regularly network with your peers across the department
  • Systemic training – for supervision and management
  • Corporate membership with Research in Practice – allowing access to reputable, evidence-based research, training, and resources

For more information on Children and Family services and becoming a social worker in Derbyshire please visit https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/children-and-families/social-worker-recruitment/be-a-social-worker-for-derbyshire.aspx 

What benefits do we offer you?

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • generous annual leave and flexi-time scheme
  • travel expenses
  • discount on leisure centre memberships
  • free car parking at most sites
  • an in-house counselling service
  • occupational health service
  • access to sessions with a trained physiotherapist
  • cycle to work scheme

Provisional Interview date: February 2023

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.