Children’s Professional Development Manager – £52,000+

Location: Leatherhead  |  Surrey  |  England
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Vincent Lagos
Job Reference: 33332
Salary: £52903 - £52903
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Children’s Professional Development Manager

Leatherhead, Surrey.

£52,903

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Practice, Quality and Learning Service within Surrey Children’s Service. The team supports continuous improvement as a learning organisation to positively impact upon practice standards and deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

About the role:

  • As Professional Development Manager you will lead in the professional development of trainee and practicing social workers and will have the knowledge and expertise to provide advice and support in a range of areas including Student Placements, Step Up, Apprenticeships, Accreditation and ASYE.
  • You will manage the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and develop the Teaching Partnership to improve the overall quality of practice learning.
  • You will supervise the Practice Educator role with the team and develop and expand the training and support to Practice Educators and Work Based Supervisors to ensure a high quality placement experience for students.
  • You will take on responsibility for supervision of non-professionally qualified staff, particularly the Senior Family Support Worker (CSE) following appropriate training on staff supervision and assessment of competence, and mentor newly qualified social workers.
  • Evaluating practice through audit and quality assurance, evidencing outcomes and working with managers across Children’s Service to develop plans and actions that drive practice and service improvement.

Requirements of a Development Manager:

  • Professional social work qualification, CQSW or Diploma in Social Work (Dip SW )
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills with the ability to develop positive working relationships with Universities, Higher Education institutions, partner organisations and the SW London & Surrey Alliance on a local, regional and national level to promote collaboration, joint working and share best practice.
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.

What to expect:

  • Generous Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Relocation allowance up to £8,000 (subject to criteria)
  • A wide variety of training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working options
  • Commitment to Career Progression
  • Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and subsidised gym membership
  • Many more benefits under an internal rewards scheme.

Can you see yourself working in Surrey?

Apply today.

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Please feel free to contact Vincent on 07520 634 851 or at [email protected]