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Surrey Council - Team Manager - Chlidren with Disabilities

  • Location

    Surrey, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £42 - £45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

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Manage and develop a geographically based children with disabilities social work team that ensures an integrated and evidence based approach delivers improved outcomes for children, young people and their families. Develop strength-based motivational practice so practitioners can build effective supportive relationships with children, young people and their families.

This covers interventions for children, young people and their families with disabilities from early help through the provision of support and short breaks, and transition to adulthood, to achieve the highest standards of social care and value for money.

Oversee spend on care packages in teams to enable the service to deliver within its budget.

Manage operational effectiveness of the team, allocating and prioritising workloads and taking responsibility for ensuring all cases are safely managed. In exceptional circumstances manage a case directly to ensure safe resolution.

Ensure that social work case records, assessments, plans and documentation for all children and young people for whom the team is responsible are effectively maintained in line with practice standards and organisational policy and procedure.

Promote purposeful social work practice, following the service's parenting/group work programmes, and undertake regular clinical and case work supervision that is reflective and outlines clearly the next steps to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.

Manage effective communication of practice, service and organisational issues within the team and work collaboratively across other social work teams, services and with partners to provide integrated support to children and families.

Ensure the team understands and adheres to the Quality Assurance Framework, and manage the effective use of performance processes and systems to promote effective service delivery and drive improvement.

Ascertain the views, feelings and wishes of children, young people and their parents /carers and use to appropriately inform their care plans and development and performance of services.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.