Are you looking to make a difference?
An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for a new Team Managers Post in the IRO service. This is a 1-year fixed term contract and is a new post created to support the drive for continuous improvement in the service
We are looking for someone with passion and enthusiasm to work alongside our existing team manager to support the service in its work in improving outcomes for children. You will require excellent communication skills, a good understanding of the role of the IRO and legislation as it applies to Looked after Children. You will be able to challenge practice, where appropriate, both internally and with our external providers. Management experience is essential as is a social work qualification.
Knowledge of Children Acts 1989 and 2004, Adoption and Children Act 2002, Leaving Care Act 2000, Children and Young Person’s Act 2008 and all associated Regulations and Guidance, including The IRO Handbook 2010 and the guidance and regulations on Care Planning, Placement and Case Review 2010.
Experience of having worked successfully at a supervisory/managerial level to develop a high performing social work team.
Experience and skills in partnership working across Children’s Services. Promotes cooperation, working together with other organisations and service users as the means of shaping, developing and delivering services.
Ability to advise and make decisions on complex cases.
You will be highly motivated, adaptable and driven in ensuring the team is working collaboratively with partners and parents to improve outcomes for children in Hertfordshire.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Kim Burrowes, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of Working for HCC:
Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
Excellent Career Development
Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.