Assistant Team Manager - SPOC/MASH Team

Location Croydon, Surrey
Job type Permanent
Salary £45585.00 - £47511.00 per annum
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Sanctuary Social Care currently has a permanent vacancy based in Croydon for an Assistant Team Manager within the SPOC (Single Point of Contact) Team. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work Practice in Children's Services and be registered with Social Work England.

As the post holder of this role, you will receive a competitive rate of £45,585 - £47,511 per annum.

The SPOC team is Croydon's 'front door', receiving all new referrals for children where there are safeguarding concerns or where the child may need additional support, including Early Help services. Working alongside both co-located and virtual multi-agency partners and working in partnership with parents and carers.

The team has purposeful conversations with referrers to ensure the child or young person has the right support from the right agency. Our goal is to make the right decisions, at the right time and so help set a positive journey for all children.

Duties of the Assistant Team Manager:

  • Carrying out Multi Agency Risk Assessments
  • Ensuring timely communication with families on the phone and face to face
  • Analysing historical and current concerns
  • Adhering to relevant timescales
  • Case Recording
  • Provide telephone advise to agency referrers about appropriate actions and outcomes
  • Dealing with Section 47 enquiries to assess risk and need
  • Completing enhanced screening of cases
  • Making informed threshold decisions
  • Provide sign posting for locality services
  • Attending strategy meetings
  • Attending multi agency meetings
  • Ensuring that appropriate pathway is followed for ongoing investigations

Requirements of the Assistant Team Manager:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's services
  • Be flexible and deal with changing needs or requests at short notice
  • Work within a relationship and strength-based practice framework
  • Work positively, constructively but with clear focus and direction with a team of social workers, multi-agency partners and other internal teams to identify need, risk and strengths and make appropriate decisions and plans for the child(ren).
  • Work autonomously in a professionally responsible and accountable manner but also able to work collaboratively as part of a wider management team
  • Lead, direct and motivate a team of social workers
  • Deliver high quality supervision and support social workers to continually develop their skills and practice
  • Help contribute to team and service development
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to individual development


This Assistant Team Manager job is advertised by Neil Clements; 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.