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Government of Jersey

Practice Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

SOJ11493

Salary

Location

£56,469 - £62,905

Posted Date

17 November 2022

Jersey

Closing Date

13 January 2023

We’re looking for independent, instinctive Practice Managers with the emotional stamina to manage risk and make complex decisions that will help our children and young people.

As someone who loves working in a strengths-based way, you will need to build trusting, strong relationships. You’ll also be secure in your practice, ambitious and can justify your decision-making to safeguard our children and enable them to thrive.

About the role
Wherever you work, as a Practice Manager, you’ll guide our Social Work teams through a whole new era, protecting and advocating on behalf of our Island.
Working under the direction of the team manager, this role will provide assistance in all aspects of the team's work including the allocation of work; maintaining, developing, and encouraging high professional practice standards; and supporting the supervision and development of individual staff.
Practice Managers will enable others through high challenge and support to help lead a team of Social Work qualified staff, ensuring the operational delivery of Children's Social Care is in accordance with Jersey Children’s Law 2002, Children’s Social Care Procedures and delivers best outcomes for children, young people and families.

They will be responsible, alongside the Team Manager for managing the team and individual performance as well as the professional development of staff. This will include establishing regular individual and group supervision arrangements and setting and monitoring developmental targets and objectives while balancing this with the development of staff skills and ongoing training and development needs.

Practice Managers will model and use critical reflective skills in management, practice, or organisational supervision settings to enhance best practice. Support others to maintain professional and personal boundaries and enhance the skilled use of self in more complex situations.
We’re currently recruiting in Fostering, Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Family Safeguarding Service, Children in Care Team and our Complex Needs Team.

Our new Government is investing in our reform programme over the next four years. Our plans for that investment include:

• Investing in our workforce
• Training and development
• Increasing the number and range of homes for our children
• Increasing investment in community and intensive support to children and families to support them to stay together
• Introducing new legislation to promote and support the wellbeing of children
• Creating time for direct work
• Improving options for care leavers
• Keeping caseloads low

If you want to be part of the journey in Jersey to put children and young people first and you’re resilient enough to live and work in an Island community, you could be one of our new Social Workers.

- 1 location, 1 service, 1 team
- £5000 recruitment payment + relocation support
- Substantial year on year investment into services and people
- 200 hours of professional development in 2022

For more information please contact RecruitmentCSC@gov.je

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