Team Manager - Children’s Services - Social Care & Intervention

Social Care
£40 to £42 Per Hour
Contract Type:
Full Time
Closing Date:

HCPC Registered, previous team manager children experience. Qualification: Recognised and current professional Social Work qualification e.g. DipSW, BA SW etc. and registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Experience in Budget management & complex report writing , Risk assessment skills within a statutory social work setting , Performance management skills, Proficient ICT skills for case recording and management information purposes, Excellent communication, solution focused problem solving , negotiating and partnership working skills, Resilience in pressurised and stressful situations.

Knowledge in Substantial knowledge of working with children in care and care leavers, Extensive knowledge of the legislative framework relevant to looked after children and care leavers. Demonstrable experience of managing and motivating staff, and managing budgets, in a social care setting, or in a setting working with vulnerable adolescents. Substantial experience of working with children in need of protection, children in care, care leavers and supporting vulnerable families and care proceedings and managing statutory social work (e.g. managing Court Proceedings and child protection plans). Experience of partnership working.

General Description of the job To manage the social work team and the service they provide to ensure improved outcomes for children and young people within the scope of the team, legislative and regulatory frameworks and within agreed performance indicators.

Service Purpose - Social Care & Intervention: · Provision of high quality and effective services to children, young people and families · Provision of effective and high quality Safeguarding services for children and young people at risk of harm · Delivery of high quality support and challenge to schools, recognising the Council’s enduring responsibility to promote the best outcomes possible for its children and students · Assurance that the Council is effective, ambitious and successful as a Corporate Parent to the children and young people in its care · Development and implementation of effective strategic commissioning for children and adults, working effectively with partners to secure good outcomes · Delivery of effective and efficient services offering good value for money · Discharge of the statutory function of the Director of Children’s Services, in conjunction with the Lead Member

Main Accountabilities:

Manage, coach and guide the team to deliver effective and efficient services, within legislative and regulatory frameworks, providing supervision and advice and monitoring standards and performance of on-going work , assessments and care packages, ensuring all clients are safeguarded, including · Management of the duty system · Provision of senior duty cover · Monitoring social care performance data and using it to drive service improvement 2 Lead service improvement and change across the team to ensure smooth transitions and timely delivery 3 Keep up to date with Council and service policy, national trends, research, Government guidelines, legal issues, etc. to ensure services delivered by the team are relevant, up to date and fit for purpose. 4 Work collaboratively with all partners to create effective networks of support around families and joined -up services based on the needs of children and families. Develop and maintain strong communication and relationships with other Council services and outside agencies including Schools, Health, Police, Community and Voluntary Groups, etc. 5 Manage the team’s budgets and resources to ensure effective and efficient use in line with service priorities and constraints and challenges. 6 Contribute to the development, and delivery of service plans, helping ensure they are effective, realistic and joined up. 8 At all times, to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who live or access services in, or who are looked after by, Wokingham Borough Council.

please call Amy maher  on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to