Social Work Team Manager - Leaving Care

Location Bexley, Greater London, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £60k per year
Reference 160895

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for a dedicated and experienced Social Work Team Manager to work based in Bexley, within the Leaving Care Team.

The salary for this permanent Social Work Team Manager role is £60,000 per annum.

Main Duties:

  • Responsible for supervising, leading, and supporting a team of social work practitioners, personal advisors, and support staff within a statutory service area (ie. Child in need, child protection, children looked after, young adults leaving care).

  • Responsible for risk management and decision making within the team.

  • Ensure that timely response and action is carried out by the team to any referrals, contacts, allocations, complaints, information requests, child protection enquiries, court directives received, and plans for children.

  • Liaise, network, influence, and coordinate with other multi-agency partners to provide the best level of multi-disciplinary support to young adults leaving care and where appropriate, their children.

  • Chair strategy, review, planning, professional, and network meetings as required.

  • Maintain regular supervision and appraisal of worker performance in the team that includes case management oversight, timely decision making, the effective implementation of pathway plans, reflective space, respectful challenge, recognising areas of good and bas practice, and supports the ongoing learning and development of workers.

  • Authorise, review, and manage expenditures within the prescribed budget so that a good balance is struck between supporting what is in the best interest of the child and spending public funds in the most responsible, effective, and efficient manner.

  • Keep the team fully staffed by supporting the recruitment and interview process for new practitioners, both within the team and across the service, and monitoring this in relation to changing circumstances (ie. Workload fluctuations, worker illness, or absence).

  • Work within the Council’s policies, procedures, values, and code of conduct at all time and to help ensure others within the team are aware of and follow these expectations.

  • Promote and support the use of the Signs of Safety solution-focused practice principles in all work undertaken within the team and in decision making.

Requirements of the Social Work Team Manager:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work.

  • Current Social Work England registration.

  • Have a good understanding of and ability to use IT systems, such as case recording systems (Liquid Logic), word processing, email, calendars, internet search engines, computers, mobile phones, and secure remote working systems.

  • Extensive experience working in a statutory children’s services settings and at least one year experience supervising practitioners within this setting.

This Social Work Team Manager job is advertised by Zehnn Young; 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.