Social Work Team Manager - Access & Assessment

Location Reading, Reading, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £46,845 - 50,371 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference 160706

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for a dedicated and experienced Social Work Team Manager to work based in Reading, within the Access & Assessment Team.

The salary for this permanent Social Work Team Manager role is £46,845 - £50,371 per annum.

Main Duties:

  • Provide advice and support in relation to complex cases; respond to complaints from service users/relatives/carers.
  • Allocate and supervise workload to agreed service priorities; monitor case files, computerised records, deal with workload management issues as they arise.
  • Lead a team of staff, including recruitment, induction, training and personal development, absence management, retention, grievance/discipline/capability, succession planning, work force planning.
  • Authorise and manage expenditures within prescribed delegated budget; contribute to resource planning for specialised field; monitor and evaluate contracts supporting packages of care; may carry responsibility for team facilities/physical resources.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external working relationships with partner organisations, external agencies.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external working relationships with partner organisations, external agencies.
  • Advise line manager of any significant incident, event or identified trend, in order to ensure effective and timely management and resolution.
  • To ensure children, young people, and families receive a good service.

Requirements of the Social Work Team Manager:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work.
  • Current Social Work England registration.
  • Appropriate Post Qualifying Moderated Training (eg. PQ Level 1 or 2/Consolidation or Specialist/Practice Teacher of Enabling Learning or equivalent is desirable).
  • Willingness to undertake a relevant management qualification is expected for all teams.
  • Recent post qualifying experience within a statutory children’s social care service.
  • Experience of effective risk assessment and risk management in child in need, child protection, and LAC work.
  • Experience of legal and social care policy framework, experience of the concept and activity of corporate parenting, and experience of leadership.
  • Full driving licence and access to personal vehicle.
  • Able to work out of hours to respond to specific service requirements.

This Social Work 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.