Aylesbury Team Manager Childrens SW2919

  • Full Time
  • Greater London
  • Role: Long contract
  • Salary: to £42 per hour
  • Reference: SW2919
  • Posted 3 days ago

SW Locums are looking for an experienced Team Manager who can hit the ground running in our Children in Care team based in Aylesbury, this role is to cover maternity until June 2020. If you are HCPC registered and have a current DBS then please contact us to apply.

Reporting to a Head of Service, in this post you will be responsible for:

  • Promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Improving children and young people’s life chances and outcomes in the care of their parents, or other carers
  • Leading, managing and supervising social work practice
  • Maintaining clear management oversight and making evidence-informed best practice decisions
  • Assessing, planning, delivering and reviewing social work services
  • Assuring the quality of practice, managing performance and delivering value for money

Main Duties: 

  • Provide effective leadership, management and supervision to the designated teams whilst monitoring standards and service delivery
  • Take a key role in the planning and implementation of local service developments and improvements in Children and Young People’s service to meet local and national priorities
  • Ensure regular performance management, including supervision and mentoring is carried out with specialist officers
  • Provide professional advice and support to direct reports, other disciplines, multi agencies and the general public
  • Lead on the introduction of new policy and procedures in relation to professional practice, ensuring they are integrated within social work practice
  • Participate in research, audit, benchmarking activities and develop, implement, monitor and review quality monitoring and performance management methods and systems
  • Produce regular management information and reports
  • Monitor service user satisfaction, investigating complaints and incidents within the service area
  • Undertake regular workload and caseload reviews and facilitate the production of caseload profiles from caseload holders in the service area
  • Identify areas requiring audit, develop effective audit tools and undertake quality assurance audits, provide timely and accurate reports on performance and develop improvement action plans
  • Work in partnership with other key professionals within the organisation and a variety of external agencies
  • Support and develop social workers, alongside the Principal Social Worker, to ensure that they are sufficiently equipped to improve the outcomes for the children they are working with