Assistant Team Manager - Social Worker

Location Swindon
Salary £38.00 - £40.00 per hour
Swindon Borough Council now have an opportunity for an Assistant Team Manager to join the Social Worker in Schools Team as part of a Schools Project, working with the Department for Education who are piloting the programme. As an Assistant Team Manager within the social workers in schools team you will assist in the line management of the 8 social workers based in individual schools.
The ultimate objective is to help reduce referral rates to children’s social care, to enhance school’s response to safeguarding issues, increase collaboration between social workers, school staff and parents, to improve educational attainment and improve relationships between the social worker and young people.
The Social Workers in Schools Project provides a unique opportunity to promote better inter-agency working between schools and the children’s social care system. Social workers are able to build relationships with children, young people and families and undertake work that would otherwise not be possible, taking children’s cases from initial referral and assessment through to long term work if that is required.
Candidates living 50+ miles from Swindon are entitled to claim a flat rate of £100 per week to use towards either accommodation or mileage.