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Assistant Team Manager ( 3 Posts Available )

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Children’s Social Care
Work Location
Oaklands Court ,Tiverton / Follaton House , Totnes.  EX16 6TG
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Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
From : £36,876 To £40,760 pro rata / pa.
Job term
Fixed Term
Appointment type
Full Time
37 Hours per week.
Closing Date
29 August 2019
Interview date
06th September 2019
For an informal discussion please contact
For Oaklands Court ,Tiverton - Area Manager Cathy Attfield on 01392 382964 & For Follaton House, Totnes- Area Manager Ashley Arkless on 01392388295.
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Roles Available :

x1 Full Time, Permanent Post - Assistant Team Manager (Permenancy & Transistion Team - Totnes).

x1 Full Time, Permanent Post - Assistant Team Manager (Initial Response Team- Tiverton).

x1 Full Time, Fixed Term Maternity Cover - Assistant Team Manager (Childrens & Families Team- Tiverton.) This role is open to Internal DCC Applicants on a 9-12 Month Secondment.

Please include your preference of position/ Locality in your application.


There is an opportunity for an Assistant Team Manager post  in Mid and East Devon based in Tiverton, Initial Response team and Follaton House, South Devon Totnes. 

As an Assistant Team Manager, you will lead, supervise and manage a team of social workers, including unqualified Family Practitioners;  overseas Social Workers and newly qualified social workers in their Assessed & Supported Year in Employment.  You will do this in partnership with the Team manager, ensuring timely assessments and throughput of work.  You will also have the opportunity to work with partnership agencies closely with Early Help, ensuring each family has access to the right service at the right time.

About us

In Devon we have been creating the context in which practitioners can work effectively with children and families across the county to protect children and young people and improve their life chances and outcomes.  We’re taking a strengths based, whole system approach.

Our MASH and early help offer is focusing on helping families to find solutions to difficulties when they first emerge and increasing their resilience through our local, community based, services.

Our social work service steps in to keep children safer when its needed.  We are putting in place strengths and outcome based, approaches to assessment and planning together with confident risk assessment and skilled direct work with children and families. When it’s needed, we are committed to securing timely approaches to permanence outside of the family and to supporting all of our young people to make a successful transition to adulthood.

We are listening hard to both staff and the children and young people we are working with as we improve our services.  We have already come a long way.  Caseloads which enable practitioners to do meaningful work with families, a sharp focus on the quality of practice and improved learning, supervision and support are key pillars of our improvements to date and have led to an increasingly permanent and stable workforce.  Our social workers have access to better tools and technology – from mobile phones and laptops, to risk assessment training and care planning resources.

About you
A qualified, experienced and hands-on social worker, you are focused on – and a strong advocate of - achieving the best life chances and outcomes for children and young people. You’re able to call upon extensive, recent experience of working with children, young people and families, and be easily identified as a model of excellent, reflective social work practice. Vitally, you’re also an inspirational manager, with the natural ability to lead, empower, motivate, mentor and develop your team.

We promise to give you all the support you need - from your Area Manager, your own social work team, peers and wider professional networks. Through individual and team supervision to support reflective practice, and effective locally-based administrative support, we aim to enable you to be the best leader, manager, mentor and role model you can be. We’re also committed to your professional development and, as part of this, expect you to complete post-qualification training as well as other forms of continuous professional development. We firmly believe in a healthy work life balance and offer 21 days’ holiday (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 29 days, flexible working and a generous pension.

*Please remember to clarify your preference of position in your Application.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

For more information about Working for Devon please visit the Working for Devon webpages.

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