Qualified Social Worker - Team manager
Wirral, Merseyside, England
Are you a great Team Manager looking for a change?
I am currently recruiting for a team manager to manage a busy children in care team within the North West.
You will manage a team of qualified social workers and support staff, to ensure that children in care and those in need, including those requiring protection, receive high quality services and are enabled and encouraged to shape future services. You will be a confident and experienced manager with sound knowledge of the legislation and practice that underpins child protection work, children looked after and children in need. You will be committed to delivering services that are of the highest standard.
As a team manager you will carry out the following duties:
-Line manage front line staff and other agency staff and other professionals as designated, being responsible for the operation and application of all HR recruitment and employment requirements and supervision and appraisal for allocated staff.
-Ensure a high standard of professional practice is maintained across the service through personal example, coaching, mentoring and consultation. Provide learning opportunities to promote the professional development of staff within the service.
-Provide supervision and oversight of the team's student practice placements including acting as practice educator.
-Ensure that all tasks associated with newly qualified social workers are undertaken in accordance with the AYSE's requirements.
-Ensure the provision and continuing development of high quality assessments, care planning care proceedings and reviews for individuals and ensure that high quality care plans with identified outcomes are drawn up involving children young people and their families/ carers.
-Pursue continuous improvement in the efficient use of resources and ensure appropriate performance management systems are in place, such as auditing, to promote the quality of work at individual and service level, including the effective management of complaints.
-Work in partnership with children, young people parents, carers, other agencies and professionals, through effective communication and consultation networks, to ensure a co-ordinated, seamless response to and to contribute to the monitoring of the overall quality of care provided.
As a Qualified Social Work team manager you will meet the following requirements:
-Qualified social worker (Dip SW or equivalent) and have relevant post qualification experience working within a statutory setting
-You must be fully registered with the HCPC
-Able to provide full performance referencing
-Have a 1-4 week notice period
-Have a minimum of 2 years experience managing a team in a similar setting
For more information or a confidential chat please call Catherine Rogerson on Applyor email Apply
- £ 32 - 40 Per hour
- Full time
- Job Level
Posted 10 Oct 2017
Closes 7 Nov 2017
This job was posted to: Social worker