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Childrens Team Manager - Family Safeguarding

Reigate, Surrey
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

We have opportunities to join us as a Team Manager leading our Family Safeguarding Teams across Surrey. Our teams ae located in Woking, Guildford, Walton on Thames & Redhill.

The salary range for Team Managers is £46,634 - £52,625 per annum. We also offer a?financial package of up to £6,000 which is payable in 3 instalments across your first 18 months in post. Information about qualifying criteria to receive this payment can be found HERE, with further information available in the attached Total Reward Statement about other financial benefits available to you including professional fees, pension contribution and much more.

Joining Surrey as a Team Manager will be an opportunity to be part of a culture in which children and families are supported in a spirit of partnership that encourages them to develop their own solutions while receiving the help and support, they need to address their complex situations. You will also nurture and grow your own team of social workers and practitioners using a motivational interviewing approach, which contributes to Surrey's continued journey to "outstanding".??

Our Family Safeguarding model:

We take a motivational approach to supporting families under the Family Safeguarding model. This is a strength based model and includes a multi-agency approach to working with children and families. We have brought together Social Workers, Family Support Workers and a range of adult practitioners; Domestic Abuse Practitioners, Recovery Workers, Mental Health Practitioners and Psychologists so that the whole team can work together to address all the issues facing a family. Having professionals from different disciplines working under one roof, our teams are able to?work closely together, minimising the time spent on making referrals to other agencies for support.

One Voice:?

In Surrey, you will have a sense of belonging within your individual team but also the wider service areas and directorate. You will receive high quality supervision, as there is a firm commitment towards dedicating time that focusses on the work you do with children and families, to enable you to work creatively and holistically in providing support and protection to children whilst also paying attention to your wellbeing and career development. This creates a sense of purpose and fulfilment with a clear pathway to achieve your future aspirations.??

Wherever you are in your career journey, Surrey is committed to supporting and nurturing you so that you can be the best version of yourself.??

Our Surrey Children's Service Academy currently has over 60 courses available and offers a bespoke learning programme so you can be at the forefront of best practice. Modules such as motivational interviewing and our total respect course allow you to feel empowered in having essential conversations whilst still ensuring a child centred approach to your practice.?

How we will support you:

Surrey is committed to supporting you both professionally and personally and we offer a number of benefits you can access in your time away from work. A few examples of these include:?

  • A competitive relocation package?
  • We pay your Social Worker England Registration fee?
  • 28?days annual leave, rising to 30?days after 5?years' service (plus bank holidays)
  • Access to our car lease scheme?
  • Opportunity to join our competitive local government pension scheme
  • Family and lifestyle discounts via Surrey Extra (discounts on everyday shopping with shopping cards and vouchers for Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, Primark and many more high street retailers. Plus voucher codes, cinema tickets and reward points, holiday offers and weekend breakaways, and lots more!???
  • Smart Employee Eyecare - free eye test and if required a free pair of discounted glasses, with no up-front costs to you!???
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme - which offers advice, support and helpful information on personal, family, work, financial, legal and health issues, plus one to one counselling with 6 free counselling sessions.??
  • Fostering and adoption support??

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

You can find out more about the range of benefits we offer by visiting Surrey staff benefits

Fancy a chat?Our friendly teams could talk your socks off when it comes to all things Social Work. We'd love to hear from you and find out more about what you're looking for so if you'd like to talk to us please just drop a quick message to .uk and we'll get a call arranged.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Job DetailsAdditional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on the 21st September 2022.

Interviews will take place on the 14th September and 27th September 2022.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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  • Job Reference: 707319428-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Surrey County Council
    Surrey County Council
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent