Team Manager Looked After Children
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council - West Midlands

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In this role you will provide high quality management support and supervision to a team of social work and support staff within the Looked After Children Service ensuring that children’s care plans are produced to a high standard and effectively implemented.

You will take responsibility for the day to day management and ensure the local authority discharges its statutory duty to provide social work services which safeguard children, promote their life chances and achieve the best possible outcomes for them.

You will contribute to the management of services as member of the Looked After Management team, part of Specialist Children’s Services

The ideal candidate for these roles will be approachable and a team player with a sound sense of partnership working. You will be passionate about achieving good performance in the delivery of social work services. You will have demonstrable management, leadership and communication skills.

We can offer you a supportive management team with high expectations which will offer you regular supervision and opportunities to develop your career.

We know it is important for you to meet the people with whom you will be working. So we are offering those interested in these posts the opportunity to join us for lunch in Walsall Town Hall between 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on 2nd February 2011 when you will be able to meet Michelle Whiting, Assistant Director and other members of the management team. If you would like to attend please contact Sue Smith on 012922 652759 to book a place.

If you would like further information about the Safeguarding & Family Support post please contact Sam MacDonald or Karen Johnson, VCS Operations Managers on 0845 1112837

If you would like further information about the Looked After Children post please contact Elaine Storey or Debbie Silvester, LAC Operations Managers on 01922 650555

To apply, please visit our website at "www.walsall.gov.uk/jobshop":http://www.walsall.gov.uk/jobshop

Alternatively for an application form contact the recruitment team on 01922 653377. Please quote the job title and reference number. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Friday 4th February 2011

Shorting Listing for these posts 7th February 2011

Interview date: Wednesday 16th February 2011

Please be aware that this job closes at 05:00PM on 04/02/2011

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