Islington is looking to recruit enthusiastic and talented Deputy Team Managers to our Child in Need Service that can share our vision for children and families.
Our vision for the service is that children and young people are safe, can overcome difficulties and can form secure relationships through their childhood and into their adulthood.
We have transformed the way we offer help by using Motivational Practice (MP) alongside Trauma Informed Practice as a foundational approach to practice,
The Deputy Team Manager within a Child In Need Team is responsible for the case monitoring and supervision of all cases in their supervision group and will play a crucial role in developing a reflective and supportive supervision environment. You will ensure the delivery of high quality care planning and case progression for children in need and child protection cases whilst assisting the team manager to build effective and meaningful relationships with key partners.
You will need to ensure every child’s needs and any risk factors are meaningfully considered to enable informed decision making and this occurs within agreed timescales. You will need to build and develop effective and meaningful relationships with key partners to assist in collaborative practices and decisions that promote best outcomes for children. You will play a pivotal role in engaging with key partners to ensure the right services are delivered to children and young people as early as possible. We take pride in providing a learning environment where staff can develop, our controlled case loads, safe working practices, a culture of strong supervision and excellent training opportunities enables a supportive working environment for all staff.
You will be accustomed to employing social work principles such as dignity, respect, empathy, and strength based, collaborative approach to service delivery. Motivational interviewing skills along with trauma informed practice are the cornerstone of social work practice in Islington. In order to help us select the best candidate’s Islington have developed a two stage interview process. The interview will be made up of role play where your compatibility with motivational interviewing skills will be assessed. Candidates are not required to have advanced MI skills, rather we are seeking to identify those who have the capacity to develop these skills with advanced training and practice feedback. Further details will be provided to all candidates who are shortlisted and offered an interview. The second stage to the recruitment process is an interview. You will additionally be required to undertake a presentation.
Contributing to the safeguarding of children takes dedication, hard work and professionalism. In return we offer:
Zone 1-2 Travel card, specially designed core training package, professional development opportunities, retention bonus, good pension scheme and generous holidays, flexible working arrangements, an experienced management team, relocation expenses and a great working location on Upper Street in Islington.
For an informal discussion please contact Mairead Morgan, Service Manager on 0207 527 7177, mairead.morgan @islington.gov.uk
Closing Date: Sunday 19th of January 2020 at 23:59
Proposed Interview Date: 29th and 30th January 2020