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Assistant Team Manager - Children in Care Service

  • Location

    Richmond upon Thames, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £38.00 - £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

  • Contact email:

    ben@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    40

  • Salary low:

    38

  • Job ref:

    Ben -ATM_1623140325

  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-08

Remedy Recruitment Group are looking for an Assistant Team Manager to work in Richmond's Children in Care team.

About the service:

The Children in Care / Care Leaving Service provides assessment, support and care planning for children and young people 0-18 years including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are in the care. The Children in Care and Care Leaving Service is responsible for the provision of high-quality care and placements for vulnerable children and young people and deliver support and planning to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children who are in the care of the local authority. The Children in Care and Care Leaving Service also provides support for young people aged 16-25 to support and prepare young people to be able to live fulfilling and independent lives.

About the role:

The role of the Assistant Team Manager is to provide management support and casework oversight and professional supervision to social workers, family support workers and joint working with Personal Advisors. The Assistant Team Manager will support the team manager and social workers to pursue the best possible outcomes for children and young people through good value arrangements, secure stability and permanence for vulnerable children and young people. The role includes the development and management of their direct reports including performance, target setting and case work, the role will require completing reports of a high quality to a range of stakeholders, case planning, case analysis and evidence of thorough risk assessment throughout, and achieving agreed targets. Regular attendance and contribution to strategy discussions, stability meetings and permanency planning will be expected whilst putting the children and young people at the centre of the work. Relationships with children in care, care leavers and families should be developmental and progressive which includes seeking and engaging the voices of children, young people and families in the decisions, activities, evaluation, service development and design