Social Personnel are looking for a Team Manager to join the Children’s Social Work team in Kent!
Manage a team of professional social work staff and/or early intervention and support staff to provide a service to clients of Children’s Social Services in accordance with legislation, policies and practices.
Develop, enhance and maintain locality specific collaborative working with a broad range of agencies including NHS, Police, LCSP and specialist agencies, ensuring positive outcomes for Young People.
Develop and advise on commissioning strategies by providing an expert view for all Children’s Social Services issues to ensure services are developed and accessible to Children in Need.
Lead and direct the work of a team of professional Social Work and/or early intervention and support staff in order to ensure they effectively fulfill the complex changing demands of the service.
Provide day to day support and professional supervision of Social Workers and other staff when required, managing their performance.
Allocate resources and workload across the team to ensure effective delivery of service within allocated cash limit, taking into account local and national priorities.
Recruit, develop and motivate staff groups capable of fulfilling the changing demands of the service, through day to day support and providing for high quality caseload supervision to ensure the ongoing continuous development of staff (where relevant helping employees meet the requirements of their registration) in order to deliver a high quality and consistent service to the locality.
Contribute to the preparation of the team budget.
Control, monitor and forecast expenditure, taking remedial action as required to enable cost effective services to be provided within the allocated cash limit.
Contribute to the formulation, monitoring and review of professional practice procedures, strategy and policy through working closely with colleagues in other Divisions and/or via County Working Groups, to maintain high standards of social work practice which meets the changing needs of the service.
Regularly Chair complex child care meetings where serious issues of risk need to be considered or the demands of the service require.
Monitor professional standards within the team in liaison with Senior Practitioners and the Training and Development Team to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures and that Performance Assessment Framework indicators and other agreed targets are met.
Respond to situations of crisis and emergency by co-coordinating service provision with other Directorate colleagues.
Undertake case audits to quality assure file management and standards of practice