Team Manager x2 - Children with Complex Needs

London Borough of Lewisham
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Come and join our Dynamic, Warm and Friendly workforce in the London Borough of Lewisham

Our vision in the London Borough of Lewisham is to bring together the professional expertise from all agencies, and by putting children and young people at the forefront of all that we do, we will be able to deliver good outcomes for families and give the best start in life for our children.

The role

The Disabled Children’s social work team is part of a dynamic and responsive Integrated Service for Disabled Children with Complex Needs. The team covers all aspects of children's social work from assessment and analysis, through to long term planning. There is a strong emphasis on multi agency working and strong links with services providing support to children and families in need of early intervention, which we believe is pivotal to the work we do.


Kaleidoscope Children and Young Peoples Centre, 32 Rushey Green, Catford SE6 4JF

What we’re looking for

We are looking for two team managers to join the Children with Disability Social Work Team who are passionate about ensuring the best possible outcomes for all our Children and Young People. Staff in the London Borough of Lewisham are committed to working together with key colleagues to ensure that they deliver the services they need to ensure children and young people have the opportunity to be happy, healthy, and successful where they feel safe.

You will have knowledge of the Children’s Act 1989 and other relevant legislation and experience of working with children and families social work within a statutory, voluntary or independent sector organisation. This should include work with disabled children and their families. You will be a qualified social worker with HCPC registration status. You will have sound written and verbal skills.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Training Development

London Borough of Lewisham is committed to enabling social workers to develop their potential within a supportive and an inspirational learning environment. Newly recruited staff receive a thorough induction programme, tailored to their role requirements. You will also receive regular supervision.

Salary details

£47,757 - £49,620 pa (SCP 50-52)

Further information

For an informal discussion, please contact the Multi Agency Service Manager, Jan Kamil

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

The post is subject to a DBS.

For a full job description and person specification, please see attachments to the right of this advert under the Related Information section.

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Closing date

Sunday, 5th March 2017, 11;59pm

Interview Date: Week Commencing 13th March 2017