Team Manager - Child Exploitation

Your new organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Southend-on-Sea Borough Council for a fixed term Child Exploitation Team Manager (maternity cover) within the Adolescent Intervention and Prevention Team, which is a new multidisciplinary team within Children’s Services. They are focused on supporting those children identified as being most at risk of criminal or sexual exploitation. The Team works closely with other providers within the borough, including statutory social care, Police, Safeguarding Children Board, schools and other teams within Youth and Family Support Services (YFSS), amongst others, to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. The team is responsible for working with all young people identified as being at risk of CSE in Southend and includes offering information and advice to other services, working within the early help framework, undertaking section 47 investigations and managing child protection plans.

Your new role

This is a duel post involving team management responsibility for a small number of Social Workers and the other part of the role is being the operational lead for Child Exploitation within the Children’s Services workforce and undertaking the Child Exploitation work plan. You will be providing a professional service within the Social Work Teams by being responsible for the efficient and cost-effective provision of a needs-led service to children, young people and their families. Providing high quality social work practice advice and input to Team Managers, Senior Practitioners, Social Workers, Children & Families Workers and Administrative staff. In particular to provide advice, support and training in relation to Child Exploitation, Honour Based Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage. This is a fixed term maternity cover contract to start in March 2019 until 31st December 2019, the rate is £41,846 to £48,508 pro rata to the 10 months

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position you must be a HCPC qualified Social Worker with a keen interest and strong knowledge of child exploitation and related issues. This is a specialist position that requires someone who is able to manage a small team of Social Workers with complex cases, but also be the operational lead for child exploitation for the local authority and undertake training in child exploitation across the partnership and work on the LSCB Exploitation workplan.

What you'll get in return

Join the council as a Social Worker and you can enjoy a range of benefits including: - flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensure that you are supported in this challenging role with the appropriate level of training. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on . If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position with Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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