Childrens Services Practice Supervisor
Children's Services Practice Supervisor
As Practice Supervisor and front line manager, you’ll manage, guide and supervise a small team, providing primary assessment, support and advice. You’ll also ensure that our vision for Children’s Services and the priorities of the team are met to safeguard and protect children and young people at all times.
We currently have a vacancy within our West Lindsey FAST team based in Gainsborough.
Make a real contribution to care across the county
Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we believe that children, young people and families deserve outstanding social care. Our high aspirations mean we’re now at the forefront of innovation and while we’ve made great strides, we want to achieve more. Much more. That’s why we’re part of an exciting project with Eileen Munro, using the Signs of Safety framework across all service areas. We’re also involved in the Partners in Practice Programme – an exciting partnership where we work with other best performing local authorities to redefine what children’s services departments look like, with the only design principle being what works for children. Bring your ideas and innovation to the table and you’ll transform the lives of children by delivering tangible results, not only here in Lincolnshire, but across the UK.
Everything we’re doing has created a supportive and vibrant working environment in which we genuinely want you to progress and feel confident in your role.
What you’ll be doing
Our Family Assessment and Support Teams work with children and young people, both short and long term, within Child in Need (CiN), Child Protection (CP) and Looked After Children (LAC) and Care Proceedings. As Practice Supervisor and frontline manager, you’ll manage, guide and supervise a small team, providing primary assessment, support and advice. You’ll also ensure that our vision for Children’s Services and the priorities of the team are met to safeguard and protect children and young people at all times. This is an exciting opportunity to have real input in to the efficient and effective delivery of care across the county for the children we look after.
What we’re looking for
- An HCPC registered social worker with extensive experience of children’s social work.
- Practice Educator Stage 1 and 2 – and ideally a post graduate management certificate.
- An understanding of the importance of good people management, as well as experience supporting, guiding and mentoring others.
- Knowledge of childcare legislation and experience of Section 47 investigations.
- Budget management skills and experience managing projects.
- Exceptional planning and organisational skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
- Collaborative, committed and motivated, you’re a great team manager who enjoys working with a diverse range of people.
In return, we’re committed to supporting your continuous professional development and career progression. We offer a 7% annual retention bonus to our Practice Supervisors within our FAST Teams.
We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak to one of the team to find out more about working here. That’s why we have a dedicated in-house advisor on hand to talk to you, or support you with your application. Simply contact Nikita Lord on 07775 642 894 and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
If you will require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, please contact us to discuss this before submitting your application.
We reserve the right to close this advert early.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.