Team Manager Adolescent

  • Salary:
    £44,661 - £55,658
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Deadline:
    24th October 2021
  • Job Level:


To line manage, support and coach a team of experienced social workers, early help workers and other staff in order to ensure the correct procedures are implemented which support positive outcomes for children, young people and families.

To contribute towards delivering the council’s vision for Children’s Social Care in order to ensure the objectives and priorities are realised.

Promote and develop effective partnership working with other Council services and partner agencies to ensure efficient delivery of the service.


Lead, manage and motivate a staff team, ensuring high quality professional supervision and performance development plans are completed which enhance individuals personal and professional development needs and contributes towards staff retention.

Manage and oversee the performance of the team effectively using available team performance data to monitor standards and performance and ensure compliance with practice standards and procedures.

Contribute to the management of the staffing budget for the team by approving and committing expenditure within your delegated authority, and monitoring and reporting commitments in order to ensure budget is not exceeded.

Support the safer recruitment and selection of new staff, both within the team and across Children’s Social Care in order to ensure staffing levels are maintained.

Provide an effective service to children, young people and their families ensuring assessments, statutory visits and planned reviews are completed to a high standard and in accordance with statutory timescales.

Allocate cases within the statutory timescale ensuring focused plans are in place and regularly reviewed.

Supervise students on placement, where appropriate.

Keep up to date with the Council’s organisational policies, government guidance, legislation, research and national trends in order to maintain the highest professional standards.

Deputise and support the Group Manager where necessary on all aspects relating to the development of the service, and cover for other Team Managers where appropriate.


To actively promote work life balance and flexible working in order to achieve high quality service delivery.

To actively promote the Council’s Fair Access, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place.

To ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work.

To fully understand and be aware of the commitment to Section 17 of the duty of Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to prevent crime and disorder.

At the discretion of the Head of Service, such other activities as may from time to time may be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above.


The children and young people of Medway have said the following qualities are really important to them:

 Be a good listener
 Be non-judgemental
 Be consistent and Stable
 Be contactable
 Understand me
 Be honest
 Be Focused
 Be realistic
 Be a good timekeeper
 Be resourceful in your approach

Be ambitious for young people and promote others to share the same drive.

Champion Children and Young People’s views and rights in everything you do.

Ensure Children and Young People’s voices are listened to and acted upon.

‘Do what you say and say what you do’.