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MEDWAY - Team Manager - Assessment Team

  • Location

    Medway, Kent

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £48600 - £48658 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

  • Contact email:

    Mikeala@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    48658

  • Salary low:

    48600

  • Job ref:

    MIKEALA_1632471056

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    ON GOING

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-24

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Our client MEDWAY council is looking for a Team Manager to join their Assessment Team.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

To lead, manage and coach a team of social workers that includes experienced staff and newly qualified workers, responsible for delivering and improving services for vulnerable children, young people and their families

To improve outcomes for children and young people by developing effective partnership working with other Council services and partner agencies to ensure efficient delivery of the service.

To contribute towards delivering the council's vision for Children's Social Care in order to ensure the objectives and priorities are realised.

To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Advanced Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for practice supervisors.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Lead, manage and motivate a staff team ensuring high quality supervision is completed regularly which includes case management oversight, timely decision making, the effective implementation and review of children's plans and provides the opportunity to reflect and recognise areas of practice which are good or requires improvement, and supports the ongoing learning and development of workers.

Allocate cases within the statutory timescale ensuring assessments, statutory visits and planned reviews have clear objectives and outcomes in order to ensure that all vulnerable children receive a service that reflects the Council's commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first.

Complete and review performance development plans for the team which enhance individuals personal and professional development needs and contributes towards staff retention.

Effectively use available team performance data to monitor standards and performance and ensure compliance with practice standards and procedures.

Supervise students on placement and Newly Qualified Social Workers in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, where appropriate.

Contribute to the management of the staffing budget for the team by approving and committing expenditure within your delegated authority, and monitoring and reporting commitments in order to ensure budget is not exceeded.

Support the safer recruitment and selection of new staff, both within the team and across Children's Social Care in order to ensure staffing levels are maintained.

Chair strategy, review, planning, professional and network meetings as appropriate.

Keep up to date with the Council's organisational policies, government guidance, legislation, research and national trends in order to maintain the highest professional standards.

Deputise and support the Group Manager where necessary on all aspects relating to the development of the service, and cover for other Team Managers where appropriate.

Essential requirements:
* Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
* Registration with Social Work England
* ASYE completed


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.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.
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.