£33 - £44 per hour
7 months ago
Our client Cornwall Council are looking for a Team Manager to join their Family and assessments team.
Job purpose The primary role of a Team Manager in the Children & Families Service is to improve the welfare, safety and outcomes of the children and young people supported by the team. With the advice, supervision and support of a Service Manager or Head of Service, the Team Manager manages a statutory service to children in need, including children in need of protection, children in care, young offenders and care leavers, in line with Working Together and Our Safeguarding Children Partnership continuum of need/threshold policy as well as a range of other approved policies, procedures and practice guidance related to the role and function of the team/service. Under the Service Framework for Quality Assurance and Performance Management (QAPM) the Team Manager is accountable for the consistency and quality of individual and team practice and performance in undertaking child focussed assessments and analysis of strengths, needs and risks, planning, implementation and review - appropriate to the role and function of the team and service area. The Team Manager leads a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners, playing a lead role in developing, supporting and overseeing the competency and confidence of the front line practitioners. They achieve this through developing a team learning and performance culture, maintaining and championing expertise in specific areas of practice, driving improvement through learning from experience and reference to evidence-based practice. The Team Manager provides reflective supervision, mentoring, coaching and appraisal to the Principal Social Worker (PSW) and to other professionally qualified and unqualified practitioners within the team. The Team Manager is responsible for supporting the health and wellbeing of all team members in line with their duty of care set out in the Council's employment relations policy and procedures. The Team Manager holds team members to account for the quality of their practice and performance in helping and protecting children and young people, where necessary utilising the Council's policies and procedures for attendance at work, capability and disciplinary issues. The Team Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining effective partnership working with local agencies and groups in the team area, especially Police, Health, Probation and Court colleagues, Schools and voluntary/community groups. The Team Manager deputises for the Service Manager /Head of Service as required
Accountabilities For developing and supporting a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners to undertake a full range of statutory duties in cases that meet the threshold for the role and function of the team/service: including children in need and their families; children with disabilities; children in need of protection; children in care; children at risk of offending behaviours; children who offend and care leavers. For ensuring a relational and strengths-based approach to working with children, young people and their families, in line with the commitment of the Service to social justice and pro-social learning. For promoting and evidencing the meaningful participation of children, young people, and parents/carers in the processes of key decision making and shaping service delivery. For developing and implementing an annual Team Improvement Plan, based on the quality assurance and performance management data for the team, in consultation with team members and key stakeholders. For improving the consistency and quality of practice in line with agreed standards through developing a team learning and performance culture; effective management oversight; and taking appropriate management action to support individuals who are unable to achieve the required practice quality standards consistently. For supporting practitioners by providing high quality supervision to team members in line with the Policy Standards for Supervision, achieving an appropriate balance between critical reflective practice and accountability for tasks, standards and targets. To set annual performance targets for individual practitioners in accordance with the Performance Development System and undertake half-year performance development reviews which identify individual achievements, strengths and areas for development, along with a plan to strengthen the practitioner's competence and confidence in undertaking their role.
* Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
* Registration with Social Work England
* ASYE completed
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* Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
* Double payrolls each week.
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To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV on the social care team.
Remedy Social Care is a REC 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.