Job ID 1261076
Career Level Manager
Team Manager (Social Work)
This role focuses on supporting the transitions from children in care through to leaving care.
We are looking for someone with experience of working at TM level in leaving care and children in care, knowledge of housing legislation and relevant entitlements and passionate to support the development and make a different for young people aged 16+ through their care journey.
Creating care/pathway planning, ensuring accountability for high professional standards which comply with procedures, agreed timescales and targets. Ensuring the safety of children and young people remains the highest priority.
Hybrid work can be arranged.
Purpose of Job:
To take day to day operational and financial responsibility for designated elements of the service, providing leadership and management and support to staff and ensuring that children's needs are assessed in a holistic and timely manner and that appropriate services are provided to meet their needs.
To be responsible for receiving, assessing, allocating, reviewing and closing cases. To keep abreast of developments in all the cases covered by the team.
To assess the level of risk and/or service to be offered to users, ensuring that the highest priority work is allocated and that the safety and well-being of the child is secured. This includes making decisions about the immediate safety of children at risk of significant harm.
To provide professional supervision to members of the team.
To think creatively and imaginatively in order to solve complex professional problems concerning individual children, their families and other carers.
To co-ordinate and manage care proceedings as required, ensuring that reports and statements are produced to a high standard and within the agreed deadlines, instructing Counsel and Council solicitors as appropriate and
representing the council in court.Knowledge, training and experience
Minimum of 3 years post qualification children and families work
2 years Statutory work, including child protection
Literacy and numeracy to the required level
Post qualifying supervision of SW's or students
Basic training in management competencies
Children Act/Child Protection Training
Child care legislation and relevant guidance, regulations and standards of best practice
Family Court procedures
DOH Guidance, Working Together To Safeguard Children and the Assessment Framework
Awareness of Issues arising from child abuse inquiries
Responsibilities of SSD in relation to children and families
Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
Ability to plan, manage and review service delivery
Ability to recruit, manage and develop a staff team
Ability to chair meetings involving service users and other professionals
Ability to manage change and stress in self and others
Good written and verbal reasoning skills and the ability to produce reports to the required standard, to develop, monitor and maintain appropriate recording systems and to develop such skills in others.
Ability to work in partnership with children and young people and their families and with other professionals
Ability to analyse data