Team Manager, Qualified Social Worker – Permanent
Location: Greater London
Pay rate: £41,205 to £48,234
Are you an experienced and passionate Team Leader, looking for career progression? We are looking for experienced and passionate Team Managers to lead a Referral & Assessment Team . As the leader of the this Referral & Assessment Team you will discharge the authority’s responsibilities under the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation with respect to children in need, particularly those in need of protection and those looked after by the authority.
Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services. Using your professional knowledge and experience you’ll make assessments and decisions about the most appropriate interventions. Applying your significant Team Leader and Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you’ll establish and maintain relationships with service users and other agencies to ensure services meet identified needs.
You’ll be committed to ensure positive and sustainable results of your interventions. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for children. Most importantly however, you’ll have a passion for supporting children and their families to ensure that they thrive and flourish. Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible
Perfect candidate will be:
In this role you will:
- Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England.
- Experienced in working with children and families including those from vulnerable groups.
- Creative, flexible and forward thinking in approach.
- Knowledgeable of Child Protection legislation and understanding of child protection issues.
- Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for children.
- Able to use excellent mediation and negotiation skills on behalf of service users.
- Highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans
- Committed to providing our service users with a high-quality service
- Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis
- 4 Years plus Qualified
- Use skills, knowledge, and experience to make full assessment of risks protection and social care needs.
- work within a framework of legislation, guidance, divisional policies and procedures and accountability to senior officers.
- Devise individual care plans, taking account of diversity and promoting dignity and empowerment.
- Offer advice and support to unqualified staff and students to assist development.
- Contribute to the overall development of the team e.g.: making presentations and leading discussion in areas of professional practice; identifying opportunities for meeting need more effectively; promoting an appropriate and professional climate.
- think creatively in meeting children’s and families’ needs, using family and community networks, voluntary sector and other external resources and provision where appropriate.
- manage working time effectively in order to meet both professional priorities and administrative requirements.
- Communicate clearly orally and in writing, including an ability to maintain concise case records including Looked After Children documentation and to produce reports for case conferences, courts and other bodies.
- Analyse complex and problematic situations and in formulating, implementing and reviewing, alongside service users, appropriate assessment and intervention programmes.
- Chair a range of statutory, multidisciplinary meetings and to take appropriate notes and minutes when required.
- Work as a team member and to form professional partnerships with other staff within the Department, colleagues from other agencies, foster carers and residential workers and health and education professionals. This will include an ability to remain aware of the roles and responsibilities of others and to promote a positive image of the division and department.
- Supervise, support and facilitate the work of more junior staff that are having to deal with particularly difficult situations.
- Relate effectively to children, parents and carers, many of whom may be under stress.
In return we offer our pledge to you:
- Devise and implement quality assurance systems for the team.
- Excellent opportunities for personal development and career progression.
- Supportive managers who provide recognition and a robust supervision policy focussed on wellbeing and workload.
- A clear and transparent pay structure linked to career progression and professional development.
This role is ideally located for those travelling from London, Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Gravesend, Grays, Romford, Sutton, Epsom, Leatherhead, Twickenham, Croydon, Mitcham, Beckenham, Hounslow, Wembley, Harrow.