Social Worker- Team Manager -Childrens

Location Cardiff
Salary £39.00 - £42.05 per hour
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the management team with Cardiff’s Child Health & Disability Team due to development of the service.
Cardiff’s Disability Team is a multi-disciplinary team which consists of social workers, social work assistant, support planners, PBS trained workers and carers assessors. The team offers support, guidance and interventions for children, young people and their families who have a sever or profound disability and those who are experiencing mental health difficulties. The service is developing its offer to children with additional needs including those where emotional health and wellbeing is present this is an exciting time to join a progressive team where children’s needs are at the centre of our planning.
The team is led by a permanent Operational Manager who has experience of managing children with complex needs. The team is split into two teams and you will join another established team manager to complete the team.
Joining the team you will offer leadership to a team of health and social care professionals including, social workers, social work assistants, support planners and carers assessors. The Principal Social Worker will assist you in supervising staff and deputising.
The work is varied and challenging and encompasses work with children in need to those children in care and everything in between. You will work with children and young people who have complex and diverse needs including those children who are either in Tier 4 Mental Health provision or at risk of admission.
About you…….
• Ideally you will be a qualified professional within either a suitable health or social care degree with experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team
• You will suitably be registered with your registration board.
• You will be an experienced Manager with experience in leading in safeguarding.
• You will have a background in children with complex needs including child and adolescent complex mental health with expert knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation.
• You will have significant understanding and awareness of mental health and emerging developments.
• You will have a proven track record in safeguarding, who can lead a diverse social work team and deliver exceptional consistent high-quality performance and service delivery in a timely accurate manner, with a relationship-based child centred approach.
• You will be confident to implement change, implementing creative social care strategies to provide the best possible outcomes.
• You will have a forward-thinking vision and be dynamic in your social work management and practice, leading and driving forward a culture of excellence.
• Be an effective leader, to be able to mentor and support your team including, newly qualified social workers, support planners and carers assessors.
• You will be able to form, develop and maintain strong professional internal and external relationships and engage in multi-agency partnership working with education and health, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills on all levels.
• You will model the Signs of Safety approach, strengthening families, and will be responsible for ensuring an excellent standard of work practice exists within the teams, and to maintain and develop knowledge of research, practice developments, new initiatives and procedures and to utilise these in supervision and when planning for children