Assistant Team Manager

Posted 17 June 2024
Salary £40 - £42 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameMikeala Osborn

Job description

Our client, Oxfordshire County Council is looking for Assistant Team Manager to join their Family Solutions Team.

  • Responsibility for the allocation and timely progression of new referrals into the team via the duty system, under the direction of the
  • team manager.
  • To support the team manager with performance management to ensure that statutory duties are undertaken in line with key performance targets;
  • to operate within local performance framework and to strive to improve team performance.
  • To play a lead role in improving practice, including the quality of assessments and care planning within the team, leading team meeting
  • discussions and workshops, and updating staff on practice developments and research findings.
  • To ensure timely progression of work with families within the FSP model, ensuring direct reports work in accordance with the model modules
  • and attend group case supervision as required.
  • To lead group case supervision in respect of children and families in the absence of the team manager.
  • To support the team manager with the induction of new staff.
  • To convene and chair multi-agency core group meetings, professionals' meetings, strategy meetings, mapping meetings and planning meetings.
  • To ensure direct reports' effective multi-agency working with partner agencies and adult-facing practitioners in FSP teams.
  • To support social workers with legal casework including pre-proceedings and care proceedings, ensuring the timely submission of social work
  • evidence, timely instructions to LA solicitors, and the timely initiation and progression of pre-proceedings when warranted.
  • To ensure that child and family assessments are completed to a high standard and within proportionate timescales, in accordance with the
  • complexity of presenting needs.
  • To promote consistently high standards of practice across the team that put the needs of children and young people at the forefront of all
  • activity.
  • To ensure robust quality assurance of casework across the team and to participate in the Service's Quality Assurance Framework, undertaking
  • monthly audits and themed audits as required.
  • To support social workers to working in partnership with children and their families.
  • To ensure all children for whom the post holder is responsible for, have a clear care plan to promote their development, well-being and
  • protect them from harm.
  • To actively promote anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice and challenge discrimination in the workplace and with service users
  • as and when required.
  • To use the service's electronic communications system, database, spreadsheets, word processing packages and templates competently and promote
  • the use of IT within the team.
  • To ensure a high standard of electronic social care recording for all children.
  • To ensure compliance with local and national procedures for responding to risk of/actual significant harm to children.
  • To ensure that statements for court, child protection conferences and looked after reviews are completed to a consistently high standard,
  • within timescales and evidence the views and wishes of children, families (including absent fathers) and carers.
  • To follow the Service's procedures for the authorisation of care packages, placements, financial expenditure and accommodation of children.
  • To address poor performance in a timely way when required, including the Council's Capability & Disciplinary procedure.
  • To represent and advocate for children, young people to access the services they need.
  • To promote children and young people's participation in all meetings about them.
  • To make full and appropriate use of the Family Group Conferencing process.

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

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Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.