Children's Services Team Manager - Fostering

Children's Services Team Manager - Fostering Job Location(s) Sleaford GradeG13 : £51,817 - £57,029 Contract Type: Permanent Appointment Type Full-time Hours per week 37 Closing Date 21/02/2021 Job Reference 11856 This is what progress looks like Families change. We change with them. That's why to us, social work is always in progress. There's never been a more exciting time to join our team: alongside making a difference to the lives of children and families in Lincolnshire, we're sharing best practice and driving innovation as an improvement partner to other authorities. Our people are at the heart of this progress: that's why we make sure they have access to the best support, development and training opportunities. Social work is challenging - we're making sure it's challenging for the right reasons. This is what potential looks like Joining us as a Team Manager you'll lead, manage and motivate a team of Children's Services Social Workers in our Fostering team, increasing their potential as well as ensuring that the voice of the child is reflected in all the work we do and that their own network is supporting them. Setting direction, implementing quality assurance systems and creating opportunities for best practice to flourish, managing budgets and identifying opportunities for improvement, you'll use a variety of imaginative solutions and responses to make sure we're delivering services in the best way possible. You'll collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure good outcomes for children and young people; to promote our achievements to further enhance confidence in our services. What we're looking for A fully qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England with demonstrable experience in managing and developing staff and sound decision-making skills. With: Considerable safeguarding knowledge and proven record of delivering excellent outcomes for children and young people. A passionate, committed and empathetic approach and clear leadership skills, with a commitment to restorative practice. An in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of social care assessment and planning, relevant legislation and statutory frameworks. Outstanding communication, organisation and resource-management skills. An innovative and creative approach; we'd like to see you've developed and delivered results in a challenging setting with multiple demands whilst producing a range of original solutions to problems. A strategic, solution focused outlook, you're focused on improving ways of working, increasing integration and better synergies. The ability to be organised, efficient and able to prioritise workloads and resources. The talent for working with finite budgets and finding creative solutions. This is what opportunity looks like Our people make progress possible. That's why we make sure they have everything they need to excel, from comprehensive inductions, tailored in-house training, to support towards accreditation. Not only that, we're revolutionising training, with our Bridging the Gap programme, increasing job mobility by simplifying team swaps, and we're promoting work-life balance, as we introduce flexible working policies. We'll always encourage our people to hone their skills whatever their role or level. This is what Lincolnshire looks like Good schools, beautiful surroundings, affordable housing - some of the main reasons to join Lincolnshire County Council is Lincolnshire itself. From adventuring in the nearby Wolds to visiting the coast or exploring the rich local heritage, there's plenty to see and do in our warm and welcoming county. And, with a generous relocation and benefits package, plus a flexible approach to helping you strike the right work-life balance, we'll give you all the support you need to make the most of it. Apply If you have any questions about the role or working in Lincolnshire please make contact with Rebecca Dolman by email at Rebecca.Dolmanlincolnshire.gov.uk The closing date is 21st February and interviews will be held on 4th March. Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application. On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions. Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns. I n accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. Click apply for this job. 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