Social work jobs Team Manager

Posted 17-03-2020
Application deadline 08/04/2020
Location Wakefield
Job reference 227126
Hours per-week 37
Salary £32,683.00 to £45,591.00

We are recruiting a number of Team Manager positions here at Wakefield Council.

We know social workers are amazing people – working in challenging circumstances to deliver the best support to help children and families thrive. It requires a variety of skills including patience, empathy, advocacy, communication and passion.

But to achieve their best, they need to be guided by a truly dedicated Team Manager. Someone who personifies and models the best of social work practice.

At Wakefield we take an integrated and partnership approach to working. We work collaboratively to enact real change and positive impact for our district’s young people, families, and the communities we support.

At the heart of realising this is our staff. That’s why we’ve set you up to be in the best position to flourish, support your team, and ultimately work with families to realise their potential.

So why choose Wakefield?

  • Competitive pay
  • Manageable caseloads – with us we strive to keep caseloads to no more than 20.
  • Small teams no bigger than eight to foster a caring and together culture. Meaning you get, and can give, the best support.
  • Comprehensive and innovative learning and development opportunities through an in-house Learning Academy centred on targeted training for your needs.
  • You can grow with us through clear progression pathways.
  • Good rewards and benefits as standard. Because we recognise staff are our most valuable resource.
  • Essential car user payments.
  • Minimum of 30 days paid holiday, rising according to your grade and length of service, plus 8 paid bank holidays.
  • A great place to live and work. With culture, a plethora of green spaces, historical sites, culinary heritage, leisure opportunities, affordable housing, good transport links at a regional and national level, alongside being an accessible location.

Here we’re looking for only the best – those with the skills, motivation, and passion to help us move forwards. But you also need to be:

  • Able to provide strong leadership, effective management and support to staff.
  • An apt communicator, including listening, building empathy, consultation and negotiation in order to support staff to deliver high quality work.
  • Actively engaged in the assessment and development of practice, so we can provide good services and ensure the best outcomes for our district’s young people, their families, and communities.
  • Someone who can develop and maintain highly effective relationships with partner agencies to ensure integrated, holistic, and informed care management and safeguarding.
  • An advocate for diversity within the service and ensure equal opportunities are offered to all service users and employees.

If you think this is you, apply to join our team. Choose Wakefield.

If you want to find out more about the benefits to choosing Wakefield, visit our dedicated careers page here.

For an informal discussion please contact Claire Lawless

Closing date: 31 March 2020

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare, and expect staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.