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Assistant Team Manager - SEN/Disabled Children's Team

Vacancy Summary
Disabled Children's Team
£33,799-£41,675 per annum, grade J plus two additional responsibility points
West Street House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/10/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified Social Worker, who is prepared to commit to working in a busy team and provide good supervision and leadership to social workers, occupational therapists and family support workers who are working with children with a range of disabilities, including learning and physical. Being a successful Assistant Team Manager in the Disabled Children’s Team involves managing and supporting the performance of the team, providing supervision and guidance around a wide range of issues and challenges, developing and maintaining good quality professional relationships with children, their families and other agencies and contributing to a busy and developing service.

You need to be flexible and self-disciplined and will supervise workers undertaking the full range of children’s social work including Child in Need, Looked After Children, Child Protection and court work. You will also need to support and supervise family support workers and other professionals on occasion.

The Disabled Children’s Team sits within Education and is part of the SEN and Learning Support Team. The Disabled Children’s Team is made up of Social Workers; Occupational Therapists; Family Support Worker’s and Business Support.

This is your opportunity to develop your career, expand your skills and knowledge in a supportive and friendly environment as you join us at this exciting and innovative point of our ongoing development.

Based in the market town of Newbury, you will work throughout the West Berkshire area. Newbury itself offers excellent shopping facilities, high performing schools, good amenities and transport links.

In return for your commitment, we can offer you a supportive work environment, good quality supervision and training, 28 days annual leave and pension and family friendly policies.

There is a recruitment and retention package for successful candidates.

For an informal chat and to find out more, please contact Charlotte Roper 01635-503165.


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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