- Bridgegate House Irvine, KA12 9BD
- £48,214.53 - £51,156 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
- Work From Home:
We may conduct our interviews in person or using Microsoft Teams for video calling. All you need is a device with a camera and access to the internet. We will provide guidance and instructions on how to use this method if your interview is being held virtually.
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Children and Families service In North Ayrshire is undertaking an exciting time of change, we are looking for a passionate, skilled and caring Team Manager to join us. We have redesigned our Child Protection team to ensure families are supported by one team and worker throughout the period where they require social work support. We have implemented Signs of Safety and Safe and Together and redesigned our key Children and Families paperwork utilising these models to assist practitioners to have the tools to work where at all possible in collaboration with families and their networks . We feel this best supports change where child welfare/ Child protection worries are identified and enables workers to spend their time focused on relationships and working directly with families. As a Team Manager within the Child Protection Team you would work alongside another two Team Managers supporting a team of Children and Families staff . We would like you to have an sound knowledge and skill base in relation to understanding the complex issues that surround child protection work, have sound insight into practice standards that benefit both families and workers and be able to ensure and support qualitative practice . The team you are joining is being expanded to enable weighted caseloads so workers are supporting no more than 15 children. We believe this supports relationship based practice and offers workers the chance to build effective, qualitative relationships with children and families to ensure best outcomes for the whole family. We are passionate about making sure families receive the right support at the right time and that our workers get opportunity to provide effective support that improves outcomes for children. This post works over a 5 days a week which will include Saturday working on a planned basis so has a 6% enhancement attached due to this. If you are passionate about being part of a team that is striving to make a difference to the outcomes for children and their families then we would welcome an application from you. I would welcome informal discussion should you be interested in the post.
For more details see the attached Role Profile below.
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Staff Values and Behaviours
North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.
Further information on our Staff Values and how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.
For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit https://www.mygov.scot/organisations/disclosure-scotland/. For further details on North Ayrshire Council’s policy please visit http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/resident/jobs-and-training/pre-employment-checks.aspx
Please note if you are the successful candidate your name and email address will be entered into the Disclosure Scotland PVG system to generate your PVG form which will be issued to your email with an enclosed link to complete.
As an employer of choice, North Ayrshire Council has identified four different Workstyles. Each post in the council has been allocated one of these styles:
Agile – 100% of time spent working agile (flexibly) and interacting with others. Able to work at home, office or multiple locations. May be required to attend office on set days/rota basis as the role requires.
This post has been allocated the workstyle: Agile
More information on our workstyles can be found in our HR Guide: Workstyles. If you have any questions on the allocated Workstyle for this post, please ask at interview.