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Team Manager (Disabled Children's Team)

Vacancy Summary
Disabled Children's Team
£42,683-£51,056 per annum, grade L
West Street House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/09/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Are you a qualified social worker with experience at Assistant Team Manager level?

Are you passionate about giving children and young people with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential?
Do you have the skills, vision, enthusiasm and drive we are looking for to manage a successful Disabled Children’s Team? If so, West Berkshire Council may have the role you’ve been waiting for.

We are looking for an exceptional professional to manage our team for children with disabilities. This will include managing a team of social workers, family support workers and occupational therapists and ensuring that high standards are met in delivering a social work service to children with disabilities and their families.

To be successful in this role, you will be a highly skilled, experienced and motivated social worker with at least two (preferably three) years’ experience as an Assistant Team Manager in children’s social care. Experience of working with children and young people with disabilities and complex needs. will be an advantage but is not essential.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to motivate staff and communicate your passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for children with disabilities. Budget management experience is desirable but not essential.
We regard our staff as our greatest asset. You will receive regular supervision, have access to excellent training opportunities and will be supported to develop your professional skills and interests.

This is an opportunity to work for a Local Authority which delivers high quality services for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our recent Local Area SEND Inspection stated:
“The work of leaders and professionals in West Berkshire is driven successfully by their genuine and shared desire to do their best for children and young people who have SEN and / or disabilities. Throughout the West Berkshire area, at every level, practitioners demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and a drive for further improvement”

This is your opportunity to join a team of talented and committed professionals who are making a real difference for children with disabilities.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 29 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us.

Successful applicants will also benefit from:
•  £15k retention bonus, payable after 3 years in post
•  A 3 month sabbatical after 3 years in post (8 weeks paid leave and 4 weeks banked annual leave
•  Essential Car User status (including a monthly lump sum allowance, free parking at council offices)
•  Access to car loan scheme

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applie

Please contact Jane Seymour, Service Manager for the SEN & Disabled Children’s Service, on 01635 519783 for an informal chat about this role.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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