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Assistant Team Manager - Children's Locality Team
 
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The London Borough of Sutton “is uncompromising in its focus on improving quality of front line social work” – Ofsted


Ofsted announced in February 2017 that the provision of children’s services in Sutton has been rated as ‘Good’.


About the Job:

Assistant Team Manager – Locality Team

Salary – (Grade 9): £39,774 - £49,464 (£49,464 unconsolidated maximum through progression)
Plus a welcome bonus of £1000 and a retention payment of £1000 in the first year, £2000 the second year and £3000 thereafter (appointed on scale point 30 and above)
Free car parking pass


Our Locality teams offer a social work service to children and young people in the Borough who are living at home on a plan across the tiers of need.  This is achieved by working in partnership with relevant agencies, children and young people and their families.

Within the team's geographical area you will support children and young people through robust assessment, SMART planning and effective intervention to support them in achieving positive outcomes within their families and communities. Working within a restorative practice approach, you will work in partnership with families and multi-agency colleagues in intervening to address both the presenting concerns and underlying difficulties.

About You:

We welcome applications from qualified Social Workers or managers who have a thorough understanding of the frameworks that underpin social work practice, can bring insight and experience to the team and the lives of children and are able to show initiative and can develop our services to an outstanding standard.

Being able to deliver consistency, energy and passion to make a difference to children and young people's lives and the ability to supervise staff and make decisions to achieve the outcomes for families effectively. If you have experience in Children's services, are competent in assessment and direct work and are looking for the next challenging step in your career apply today.

Our culture of strong, accessible and supportive management will provide you with good regular supervision and the opportunity to take part in restorative supervision and case discussions. There are also opportunities to undertake additional training.


The offer:

A modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from multiple locations, remotely from your mobile/tablet using Google Mail and Apps which are a  key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.

Manageable caseloads and a culture of strong management and autonomy.

Other flexible working options include time off in lieu (TOIL) and working from home to write reports and to meet tight timescales

The offer includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • A £1000 one-off welcome payment*

  • Up to £3000 annual retention payment*

  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 32 days

  • Reimbursement of your annual HCPC registration

  • Fuel allowance

  • Use of Zip car scheme

  • Subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Discounts in local shops

  • Season ticket loan

  • Parking allocation

  • Introduce a friend scheme


*Please note some bonuses are only suitable for those appointed on point 30 and above


For more information about the role, please click here to view the role profile

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COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:·

  • increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic
  • the need to support more vigilant public health measures.
We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Intended Closing Date: 25
th May 2020
Intended Interview Date: TBC

The London Borough of Sutton is Disability Confident Committed.  We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible

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