Team Manager Children with Disabilities (Early Support)
Somerset County Council have an exciting opportunity for a Team Manager within our Children with Disabilities (CWD) team. The Key purpose of the role is to lead a team who are passionate about improving the outcomes for disabled children, young people, and their families across Somerset.
We work closely with multi-agency partners in health, education and social care providing the early help offer to children with disabilities and their families. We take pride in working with children from 0 through to 18 years old with the aim being to support them through childhood and help them to achieve a successful transition into adulthood.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including some working from home. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
Here’s what you can expect to be doing
Key purpose of the role….
To lead and manage the county wide delivery of early help and support for children with disabilities (CWD), ensuring the effective and efficient assessment of children and young people to deliver person centred support and outreach services that meet their needs.
You will be part of a strong and ambitious Children’s social care leadership team, where the goal is to support families ensuring children with disabilities have the best possible chance to develop into happy, content adults who have the opportunity to realise their dreams. You will lead the team in working with parents and the wider family network to support them in tackling problems and change interactions and behaviours. Guided by a permanent stable senior leadership team you’ll be well supported with regular and reflective supervision.
What we can offer you…
• Generous annual leave and flexible working options
• Great career development opportunities, including various supported routes into social work
• Local Government pension scheme
• Optional pension enhancement through our additional voluntary contribution scheme
• Employee assistance and support offering a variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
• A flexible benefits platform including cycle to work and health screening schemes
• ‘My staff shop’ which offers excellent discounts at a variety of retailers including; cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores and insurance providers
• Gym discounts
• Discounted lease car options via salary sacrifice, along with discounts on fuel
A few things about you
What we’re looking for…
This pivotal position has responsibility for the performance, development, and support of a dedicated team who are proving the early help offer to children with disabilities. You will ensure an excellent standard of service is delivered to children and families in Somerset meeting statutory, Council or service standards. This will involve the full range management activities including priority setting, conflict resolution, and team communication whilst driving the service forward to continually strive to be an outstanding service.
We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, within a team who are passionate about the work that they do to improve the lives of children with disabilities in Somerset. We are following government guidelines and our teams are currently working from home. Going forward we will be adopting a hybrid way of working which will consist of supporting flexible working arrangements. Good technology is provided to help you stay connected to your team and manager through virtual meetings, team check-ins and service sessions.
If you think this might be the role for you or you have any questions, then we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch with: Jackie Miles email: JAMiles@somerset.gov.uk or call 01823 357008
Salary £34,728 – £38,890 per annum.
Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 11th and 13th August 2021.
As this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.
In this role you will require a criminal background check via Disclosure and Barring Service.