Brighter Futures for Children
Full Time, 37 hours per week - Permanent
About us Brighter Futures for Children is an independent, not-for-profit-company, wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. Our responsibility is to deliver quality children's services, early help, education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services to children and families in Reading.
About the Team/ Role This is a great opportunity where you will be able to use your management skills and experience to deliver a high-quality service in a specialised field.
Our Team Managers have accountability for the operational management and supervision of the social work team, inclusive of resource and performance management, quality assurance and partnership working. This is a leadership role which requires the Team Manager to positively influence the development of their team and staff and the experience of children, young people and their families.
Together for Families (TFF) Service is an exciting new development for Brighter Futures for Children and has been introduced in order to improve services for children in Reading, and to help achieve the vision that is to help every child have a happy, healthy and successful life. Further to this, our service pay credence to the five underlying principles of trauma informed practice - safety, choice, empowerment, trust and collaboration.
There are 4 x Together for Families Teams within the Service, who will work with children during S.17 (Children Act, 1989) single assessments, S.47 child protection investigations, as well as working with children subject to CIN Plans, CP Plans and CLA. The expectation for all social workers within the TFFs is that children will remain allocated with their social worker for the duration of the child’s case being open for CIN/CP support. This is to ensure the relational-based social work practice that is one of the key aims of the BFfC practice model, with much fewer transitions for children and their families. Support to families in the Service will also be provided via evidence informed and timely programme of support delivered via Family Support Workers and specialist adult practitioners in mental health and substance use – with the aim to ensure an effective trauma informed ‘whole family’ response to needs and risk for children.
The Team Manager will:
You will require
Our Offer We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to be creative and focus on innovative and ambitious interventions that leads to sustainable change for families. We are kind, friendly, collaborative and value driven.
We also offer competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
For more information and a confidential discussion please contact – Paul Sibanda (Interim Service Manager) on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 21st August 2022
We look forward to hearing from you!
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