Team Manager | Child Protection & Court Work Teams

Reference:
SA021116
Sector:
Social Care
Salary:
£35 to £37 Per Hour
County:
Herefordshire
Contract Type:
Temporary

We are looking for applicants who are experienced team managers with a background in managing child protection & court work teams. This post will be in our fieldwork services managing a team of approx. 12 social workers / senior practitioners.

Start Date
ASAP

Main Purpose of Job:

  • To manage a team of Social Workers
  • To drive performance improvement and lead the team to achieve excellence as standard 
  • To achieve this through the delivery of a coordinated integrated approach to high quality safeguarding assessment, planning and provision of services resulting in the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People
  • To provide supervision and caseload management
  • Ensure safeguarding is prioritised by all team members
  • Ensure that the team work together with all relevant agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children 

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities / KRA:

  • To have team manager responsibility for the safe operation of the team 
  • To provide professional supervision in line with the directorate supervision policy to staff within the team
  • Ensure that competent professional judgements are made based on sound assessment, planning and provision for the needs of child and young people
  • Support the service manager in audit and quality assurance
  • To ensure that all court work is of an excellent standard and care plans signed off by the relevant manager 
  • To chair and facilitate meetings commensurate with local and national guidance
  • To understand and implement relevant legislation and guidance, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the directorate
  • To ensure that the work of the team meets the required quality standards
  • To support the service manager in ensuring local systems, skills and processes are in place and applied consistently to secure high quality information, data, analysis and reports
  • To motivate and assist in the professional development of practitioners within the team 
  • To maintain safe working practices for self and others and be compliant with the Council’s health and safety policy and procedures
  • Have awareness of equality and diversity issues as they relate to the role
  • To contribute to staff training programmes and service developments across the Directorate
  • To monitor staff performance and contribute to identifying individual and team learning needs
  • To develop and deliver an annual team plan
  • To acquire and develop specialist knowledge as required by the team and the Directorate
  • To support the service manager to identify trends and developments in professional work, highlighting the implications for the Directorate, and contribute to the development of policy and promotion of good practice standards in Herefordshire
  • To support the service manager to provide professional alignment and interface with locality teams and Common assessment framework teams
  • Be very aware of the impact of the service provided and make recommendations for improvement
  • Provide and ensure consistently high quality risk management and decision making in identifying the most appropriate plans and interventions for children and young people
  • Ensure effective outcomes for children and young people are achieved
  • Ensure case allocation is based on appropriate skills of the social worker
  • Manage the team establishment and the recruitment and support of team members

For more information please contact Sophie on 01992 513777 (Option 3) or by email Sophie.Atkinson@evergoodassociates.co.uk