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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £42,527 - £49,968   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton, William Knibb Centre - Kettering   Reference: 18878

Closing date:

21 October 2019 at midday
Team Manager – Disabled Children’s Team
Northamptonshire County Council
Northampton – One Angel Square
£42,527 to £47,968 + recruitment bonus
(Potential increase to £49,968 for exceptional candidates with 5 years + post qualification experience)

Our Service

Children’s Services at Northamptonshire are in an exciting period of significant transformation; we can confirm that we will become a standalone Trust which will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county. We are currently recruiting energetic and passionate managers to lead and develop high quality services.

We value our staff and are working to stabilise our permanent workforce and to improve practice. The Disabled Children’s Team works with Northamptonshire families to enable children and young people with complex additional needs to have the same opportunities and experiences as other children and young people. The team of highly motivated staff are committed to achieving the best outcomes for children and young people.

The Role

You need to be passionate about improving the outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children in the County. Strong skills in multi-agency work are essential to the role as we work closely with our colleagues in Education, Health and the voluntary sector. All candidates needs to have a commitment to Signs of Safety as this will be the model that will be key to our improvement journey.

The Person

It will be important to you to make a personal contribution towards improving our service.

You will be passionate about supporting and advocating for young people to ensure they reach their goals and have the best possible futures.
You will have experience of working with Children, Children with Disabilities and complex needs and their families. You will be a qualified Social Worker of 3 years+ with current HCPC registration and have 2 years management experience. You will supervise Social Workers and Family Support Workers with a range of cases from Child in Need, Child protection, care proceedings and Children in care and permanence.

What We Offer

• The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
• Opportunities to develop your career
• Maximum caseload of 15 reducing to a target caseload maximum of 12, this service is non case holding
• Monthly high quality supervision
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rises with service) and the opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised pension scheme
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount schemes
• Up to £8,000 relocation payment
• Signs of Safety training
£2,200 recruitment bonus (paid in 2 equal instalments in month 1 and month 6)
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
• There is parking in areas of Northampton for £3.50 per day

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Joanna Bradley, Service Manager, email: childrenfirstjobs@northamptonshire.gov.uk to arrange an appointment.

Your application should be in the form of a CV and covering letter and can be submitted via this website www.childrenfirstjobs.co.uk or email to childrenfirstjobs@northamptonshire.gov.uk

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required. Some posts in MASH and First Response (s47) teams are based in the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role.
Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications.


We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we have received sufficient suitable applications

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