Team Manager Social Work - Disabled Children's Team

Location Kettering
Job type Permanent
Salary £48729.00 - £53494.00 per annum
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference HQ00113109_1612275494

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Team Manager to fill a full-time role within a Disabled Children's Team based in Northampton.

The salary for this permanent Team Manager job is £48,729 - £53,494 per annum.

Role purpose:

  • Lead, manage and direct a Northamptonshire County Council social care team for children and young people, including statutory child protection and regulated adoption and fostering services to ensure that all children who are the responsibility of the relevant area team or centrally based service are safeguarded.
  • Improve outcomes for children and young people in receipt of these services who are looked after by the local authority, deemed to be children in need or in need of protection from significant harm (as defined by the 1989 Children Act) and therefore are amongst the most vulnerable in society.
  • Deliver the Northamptonshire County Council's statutory responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of these children.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage and direct the day-to-day operation of children's social care teams, comprising qualified social workers and family support staff. This involves allocation of work and prioritising workload across the teams, taking case related decisions in accordance with the scheme of delegated authority for children's social care services.
  • All duties must be carried out in accordance with prescribed standards, procedures and protocols, and within the relevant legislation governing the particular service area, to ensure the safeguarding of children within the community or statutory settings (children and young people subject to a child protection or child in need plan, subject to legal proceedings and/or looked after.
  • Recruit, supervise, appraise, and develop staff in line with the Council's requirements and in accordance with the statutory requirements for the relevant service area, to ensure that staff have the relevant skills, knowledge and training to provide an efficient and effective service.
  • Manage budgets to ensure efficient and effective use of resources, capturing patterns of expenditure to inform budget planning and setting within the Directorate.
  • Develop and maintain partnership and multi-agency working, in order to ensure that services and agencies work together effectively to assess risk and respond to identified need to safeguard children and to promote effective information sharing with partner agencies. This will include proactively developing relationships with schools and other partners in local operational teams (LOTs) to promote effective prevention and early intervention and ensure that children, young people and families experience a smooth transition between targeted and specialist social care services.
  • Develop and write the team plan which ensures that the relevant service contributes to meeting the objectives and performance targets set within the Children and Young People's Directorate's Service Plan and the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership's Children and Young People's Plan.
  • Ensure that an efficient and effective service is provided, and to continually develop and improve the service for service users, performance managing the team to achieve the relevant objectives and targets. Developing the team plan will include the effective analysis of local need so that the service managers and county wide strategic planners can fine tune the deployment of resources to local need.
  • Secure service improvements through effective audit, quality assurance, management of data systems, performance management of staff and timely management of complaints in accordance with the Council's statements of required practice and external regulation and inspection.

Requirements of the Team Manager:

  • A recognised and relevant professional social work qualification (Degree / Diploma in Social Work).
  • Registered on Social Work England.
  • Management experience is essential.
  • The ability to manage a team and ensure development and performance issues are addressed through support and coaching.
  • Ideally with a Level 5 NVQ Management qualification or equivalent relevant experience.

Benefits:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine

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This 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.