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Team Manager - Through Care and Care Leaver Development

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

Our Values are

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About the team we are recruiting to

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes.  Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.  

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together. 

Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does.  We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads.  Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like minded practitioners who would like to join us.  We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do.

The Through Care Service works with looked after children and care leavers.  The service is co-located with carers advisors, a housing liaison officer and a UASC liaison officer.  Through Care is an innovative and dynamic service involved in national pilots of Lifelong Links, Leaving Well and New Belongings and were shortlisted for the 2019 social workers of the year awards.  Coventry is part of the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum.

What is the job role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager post within the Through Care service in Coventry City Council.

As a member of the Through Care management team you will take responsibility for the management, delivery and development of an effective and efficient service for children, young people, their families and care leavers.

The role also involves leading on projects including Staying Close and the development of care leaver initiatives within the Through Care service. 

Fixed term contract for three years.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
 

Who are we looking for?

  • Ability and skills to manage a Child Looked After team to ensure children and young people who are looked after and care leavers improve their health, emotional resilience and educational achievement and are protected from substance misuse and sexual exploitation.
  • Ability to oversee and manage project work and measurable outcomes
  • Skills and experience to manage and support stable relationships between the Child Looked After team and carers.
  • Ability to ensure that all assessments are completed within timescales to a 'good' quality.
  • Experience and skills to develop multi-disciplinary care plans focused on the outcomes and positive impact for children and young people.
  • Ability and skills to manage a Child Looked After team to ensure children and young people who are looked after receive a good service
  • Support key Care Leaver events, locally and nationally, and promote the service with themed projects, participation and additional marketing/communication activity

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): 21st October 2022

 

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards & benefits package which includes:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Opportunity for Salary Match
  • An outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Great opportunities to develop with access to accredited courses.
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Service
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme

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