Team Manager - Disabled Children’s Social Work Team

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Disability Social Care 0-25 Service as a full-time Team Manager in Cambridge.

As the Team Manager of the Disabled Children's Social Work Team Cambridge you will be working alongside the other Children with Disabilities Teams (0-18) and the Young Adults Team (18-25). You will also work closely with our in-house providers of short breaks, health and education professionals and a range of private and voluntary organisations. Experience of partnership working and networking is therefore essential as well as experience of delegating tasks and the ability to lead, develop and motivate a team. 

We pride ourselves on providing our Social Workers and alternatively qualified staff with a friendly, safe and supportive environment to work. As a Team Manager in the Disabled Childrens Social Work Team Cambridge you will be vital in providing this. 

Your role will include allocating work, performance monitoring and supporting the development of the team. You will be able to think on your feet in terms of case allocation and understanding thresholds. You will have proven experience at being able to thrive in a busy environment and will have demonstrated resilience. Within the team we work with families under Child in Need, Child Protection and also Children in Care who meet our criteria. Prior experience and understanding of SEND is therefore essential, in addition to having a safeguarding background and experience in managing risk. You will also be responsible for supervision of the other members in the team which includes Senior Practitioner, Social Workers and Child Practitioner.  

You will be working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. This post will primarily be based out of the Fawcett House in Cambridge, but with the ability to work from home as part of a hybrid model. 

Interested in finding out more? If you want to find out more about this exciting opportunity contact Laura Rich, Service Manager, on 01480 379597 or laura.rich@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. 

In Children's Services we are working to reshape what we do and how we do it. Why not be part of it?

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We support flexible working requests from day one of employment and so we are open to discussing different working patterns to help you bring your best self to work.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits. Benefits include:

  • Flexible and creative working arrangements, including agile working
  • Generous annual leave entitlement and flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
  • We offer a generous mileage allowance
About you

We're looking for a confident and dynamic individual who enjoys building relationships and helping to support the most vulnerable children and young people in our county. 

You must:
    Be a qualified Social Worker with a Social Work England registration
    Have strong leadership skills
    Be able to demonstrate an understanding of SEND legislation and processes
    Have knowledge of statutory requirements, safeguarding and local procedures
    Have had supervisory experience and be confident at managing risk 

In return we will give you

    Excellent support and supervision
    Confidence to grow, develop and build your skills
    A highly creative and dynamic team of people to work with

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.

About us

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don't meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don't be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers