Team Manager (Peripatetic, Disability and Area Based) Children and Families Social Work - FIF17392

Fife Council

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Full Time Contact: Please see description Reference: FIF17392

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Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 16 August 2021

Supporting Statement

As part of the application process, you must provide a Supporting Statement which tells us how your skills, knowledge and experience make you a good candidate. This should be uploaded where you see Supporting Documents and URLs "upload CV".  We know this is confusing and we are working to resolve it, however we only want a supporting statement and not a CV.  Without this supporting statement, your application will not be progressed. More information is available on our Career site at www.fife.gov.uk/jobs/howtoapply

Job Details

The successful candidates will join a busy children and families social work service at a time when we are redesigning to enhance the links that our teams have our communities and maximise our ability to deliver The Promise. We have four Team Managers posts (Peripatetic, Disability and Area Based) Children and Families Social Work.

The successful candidate for the Peripatetic Team Manager post will add capacity to the management team and allow us to target management capacity where we need it most across Fife. This may include the line management of particular teams or groups of staff or undertaking particular time limited projects or tasks. The task range of the successful candidate will include:

  • Management and supervision of Senior Practitioners, Social Workers and Social Work Assistants.
  • Allocation and quality assurance of work.
  • Budget management.
  • Chairing a range of complex meetings.
  • Preparing reports and analysis of data to support improvement activity.

The successful candidate for the Disability Team Manager post will manage a busy children and families social work team specialising in the assessment and support of children affected by disability. The team delivers a service to children across Fife and the Team Manager will be responsible for:

  • Management and supervision of a team of Senior Practitioners, Social Workers and Social Work Assistants.
  • Allocation and quality assurance of the work undertaken by the team.
  • Budget management.
  • Effective work with partners; including families, Police Scotland, Education, Health and the Third Sector.

The successful candidates for the area-based Team Manager posts will manage busy children and families social work teams. These teams support children in need, children who require protection and children who are looked after. The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Management and supervision of a team of Senior Practitioners, Social Workers and Social Work Assistants.
  • Allocation and quality assurance of work undertaken by their team.
  • Budget management.
  • Effective work with partners; including families, Education, Police Scotland, Health and the Third Sector.

A link to the Team Manager role profile is provided at the bottom of this advert. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

The Person

You will be an experienced, professionally qualified social worker.

Experience of working in a children and families setting is essential.

Experience of staff supervision and chairing complex meetings is desirable.

Post qualifying awards in the management or supervision of staff, and child protection are desirable.

You will be able to travel across Fife.

Before confirming your appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.

You are required to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up employment in this role and to complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the first registration period.

Further Information

  • Role Profile - when preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
  • How We Work Matters - Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. See our How We Work Matters behaviour framework for more information.
  • Employee Benefits - Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services
  • Directorate Information - Council Department information
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For further information please contact: christine.moir@fife.gov.uk or mark.smith-sw@fife.gov.uk

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