Are you a HCPC registered qualified Social Worker Team Manager looking for a new challenge?
My client in the South East of England is looking for confident and skilled Team Managers who are determined to achieve the best for children.
They offer the following:
- Competitive Salary
- An extra payment of £2000 when you start (split between first & sixth salary)
- Relocation assistance of up to £8000 (subject to Terms & Conditions
- Generous annual leave
- Options for flexible working
- plus other benefits
Responsible for managing a team of social workers to ensure effective and safe delivery of services which is on time, and within budget.
To work with parents and carers, bringing together various agencies and implementing the statutory duties and responsibilities as set out in the Children Act (1989), Children and Adoption Act (2002) and Children Act 2004.
The role holder deputises for the Service Manager in ensuring operational effectiveness of the teams, overseeing workloads and supervising social workers and family support workers.
They take responsibility for ensuring all cases are safely managed and in exceptional circumstances this may require them to manage a case directly to ensure safe resolution.
TMs lead the way in representing the Service to partner organisations, building strong networks and drawing on their expertise to inform how Surrey works with other agencies to share resources and improve outcomes for the county’s children.
- Provide leadership and professional support to colleagues and other professionals in situations of high complexity.
- Apply extensive knowledge of practice, theory and legislation to enhance practice, procedures and policies, promote innovation, and introduce new ways of working from recognised sites of excellence.
- Make use of sophisticated, critical reasoning and both model and facilitate reflective and evidence-informed practice.
- Assessment and Review : Support and encourage professional decision-making in others, to enable assessment procedures to be used discerningly in response to the presenting needs.
- Maintain and provide expertise in specialist assessment and intervention and support others to develop these skills. Model the effective assessment and management of risk in complex situations, across a range of situations, including positive risk taking situations.
- Safeguarding : Provide professional leadership on safeguarding issues in collaboration with other senior members of the team.
- Provide support to resolve concerns about practice. People Management
- Manage a defined team or area providing clear organisation, direction and development.
- Provide professional support, advice and/or supervision.
- Monitor and support the performance management and development of team members using a coaching approach, to support individual development and ensure that individual contributions are maximised.
- Work with others : Promote positive working relationships in and across teams and with partners in statutory, voluntary and third sector organisations, using strategies for collaboration and arbitration.
- Contribute to and provide professional leadership of organisational change and development and address performance management issues that arise.
- Finance/Resource Management : When required, monitor, analyse and manage delegated budgets, funding and resources in accordance with council policies and procedures, or have indirect influence on wider service budget. Duties For All Values: To uphold the values and behaviours of the organisation.
Person specification for the role
- Professional social work qualification, CQSW or Diploma in Social Work (Dip SW ), or other relevant qualification recognised by the HCPC.
- Registered with the HCPC or in process of registration.
- Substantial experience in assessing the needs of, and undertaking direct work with, children and young people, and in working with parents, families, carers and networks to achieve optimal outcomes for children and young people.
- Detailed and contemporary knowledge and understanding of the national statutory frameworks, government priorities and published guidance for children and families.
- Detailed understanding of relevant legislation affecting the working with children, including; Children Act (1989) and the Children and Adoption Act (2002).
- Willingness to develop supervisory skills, and to take responsibility for own development using relevant practice research, legislation, peer/user feedback and participative supervision and appraisal processes to facilitate social work progression.
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and review strategies to meet the needs of children and young people for optimal outcomes.
- Ability to operate effectively within multi-agency and inter-professional settings.
- Hold a full valid driving licence and use of a car, and be willing to travel around the county to meet the demands of the job.
By Working with RT-Social Care you will receive the following benefits:
Free DBS and compliance service
Access to vacancies across the UK
Dedicated Specialist Consultant
Excellent Aftercare Service
Networking opportunities at our numerous candidate events
£250 referral fee*
RT Social Care is an equal opportunities employer
Please register your interest now by clicking the Apply now button. We will respond to successful applicants within 48 hours.
*Terms and conditions apply