Are you HCPC Registered Social Worker with experience of managing or supervising in Children’s Social Services and looking for a new & rewarding challenge working within a diverse and vibrant community? If so, then this is the role for you.
Our client in South London is looking for Team Managers to work across their Children’s Social Care Teams. They are looking for somebody who can deliver high quality care, support & guidance daily.
Our client will provide you with:
· Competitive Salary up to £47,292 per annum incl. LW (depending on experience)
· £4700 market supplement
· Dedicated Business Support Officer to support your team
· High quality ongoing training in systemic theory & methodologies; Signs of Safety & Brief Solution focused therapy
· Access to great transport links & easy to access office location
· Interest Free Season ticket loans
· Cycle scheme
· Access to online journals and resources
· Comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave
Main Purpose of Post
- Managing the day to day operational business of the team and a team of social workers responsible for safeguarding and promoting the best interests of children in accordance with the statutory framework.
- Through management of staff and resources ensure that services are delivered in accordance with the Government policy, (keeping up to date with new proposals and initiatives) legislation, council polices and departmental procedures and that these are customer-focused and of the highest possible quality
- Provide leadership to frontline staff in delivering and implementing any future changes in policies, procedure or other developments.
- To support the service senior managers by advising on strategy, policy and future direction of the service, ensuring effective feedback and translation into service delivery. Keep senior management informed of any issues or shortfalls in service providing suitable action plans to address these matters.
- To have lead responsibility for meeting the performance targets of the team and to report these to managers and staff as required
- To manage budgets and expenditure so as to ensure that resources are optimised. in line with eligibility criteria and priority levels as prescribed in assessment and care management policies and procedures, financial regulations, ensuring value for money.
- To provide leadership in ensuring effective working relationships with other parts of Children’s Services, the Council Departments (in particular Education, Housing and Adult Social Care), external agencies (Health, police etc) and the third sector.
- To be responsible for the team workload and ensuring that the case management of every child for whom they are responsible is in best interest of the child.
- To ensure the workload of the team is prioritised appropriately and is distributed among social work team members, making best use of their skills and capability and ensuring the safety of each child is paramount.
- To undertake regular supervision meetings each member of the team, in order to monitor care plans, practice quality and performance, taking remedial action when necessary and to undertake all required staff management responsibilities in line with Council procedures.
- To ensure communication within the service is maintained including regular team meetings and are held to discuss the business of the team, review its performance and brief team members about corporate and care management issues.
- To work in partnership with peers across the service and represent the service, with external agencies, including court attendance, ensuring the care planning meets the needs and the safety of the child.
- To chair case meetings, including reviews, to ensure care plans are in the best interests and safety of the child.
- To regularly collate and report management information to enable service workloads, activity and quality to be managed effectively.
- To ensure all actions of team members comply with the Council’s policies on diversity, equal opportunities and Health & Safety, leading through role model behaviour.
- To achieve the agreed performance targets of the service by taking responsibility for co-ordinating, developing, monitoring and evaluating the activities of staff and promote high standards of performance.
- To manage the team’s processing and maintenance of referral, service activity and service user information on all appropriate systems including Mosaic.
- To ensure that all work is allocated in line with workload management arrangements and be involved in the development and maintenance of recording and monitoring systems related to work allocation, workload, care plans and outcomes.
- Utilising IT and direct communication, monitor the quality and consistency of social care plans, giving particular attention to race, culture, age and gender appropriateness.
To apply for this role you must have:
- A valid HCPC Registration
- Diploma in Social Work or equivalent
- 2 years experience of working as a Social worker in the UK. Please do not apply if you live overseas or do not have relevant experience as a Social Worker in the UK.
- Managing a team within a statutory setting, with recognised experience of working with children in need.
- Thorough knowledge of proposed and actual legislation, statutory regulations and Government guidance and standards relevant to children in need.
- Experience of direct work with children undertaking assessment of need and risk.
- The ability to prioritise a case load/work load, to be able to use line management supervision appropriately, to understand its purpose and importance.
- Excellent leadership skills
Please ensure you submit a covering letter with your application
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. Please do not apply for this role UNLESS you have a minimum of 2 years qualified social work experience in the UK.
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