Assistant Team Manager - Assessment

Location Aylesbury
Job type Permanent
Salary £41,860 - 44,007 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference HQ00118884

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a locum role for a Social Work Assistant Team Manager to work full-time in Aylesbury, within the Children's Assessment Team.

As the post holder of this role, you will receive a salary of £41,860 - £44,007 per annum.


  • Assist the Team Manager to, manage and supervise a team of multi-disciplinary staff including qualified, experienced Social Workers to deliver statutory services to children and young people in need of support, protection and care
  • Supporting the Team Manager to lead and manage staff by setting direction, monitoring standards, interpreting and communicating feedback and providing an important, positive interface for staff working in a multi-agency environment
  • Promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Improving children and young people's life chances and outcomes in the care of their parents, or other carers
  • Assisting with the leading, managing and supervising social work practice
  • Assessing, planning, delivering and reviewing social work services
  • Assuring the quality of practice, managing performance and delivering value for money
  • Manage the teams' duty system and team diary and work as part of the duty system
  • Provide immediate guidance and support to staff receiving referrals or providing advice
  • Liaise with operational teams ensuring cases are transferred and priorities made clear
  • Ensure an adequate induction of new staff
  • Act as a resource for other team members in working with complex referrals or contacts, as determined by the Team Manager to ensure the continuity of service delivery by the team
  • Contribute to the delivery of training staff, carers and clients and/or undertake practice teaching for students on professional qualifying course, support to staff on NVQ and PQ training
  • Auditing quality and standards
  • Tracking caseloads and targets

Requirements of the Assistant Team Manager:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • HCPC registration
  • Experience working within a statutory environment with children
  • Substantial relevant experience and success in a similar role, backed by evidence of appropriate professional expertise
  • Ability to set and give clear messages
  • Able to manage and handle change and adjust direction accordingly
  • Able to plan and prioritise
  • Ability to develop and nurture talent
  • Ability to make an accurate assessment of risks and decision
  • Ability to deal with multiple priorities
  • Be an influential communicator when negotiating agreements and dealing with potential conflict


This Assistant Team Manager job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Experience of working within a statutory environment with children