Harrow Deputy Team Manager Children in Need Team SW9276

  • Temporary
  • Greater London
  • Role: Long Contract
  • Salary: £42
  • Reference: SW9276
  • Posted 2 months ago

SW Locums are looking for a Qualified Social Worker to work in a Deputy Team Manager role in Harrow. You must have at least 1.5-2 years recent experience of managing CP and Court teams is a MUST.

Successful applicants will possess excellent report writing skills.

Previous references required at shortlisting stage.

This is a Full Time position i.e. 36 hrs/week Mon-Fri., Availability to start ASAP.

Duties:

To deputise for the Team Manager as and when necessary and to assist in the
execution of all managerial functions relating to the smooth running of the social care
teams in Targeted Support.
To assist Team Managers in supervising and supporting Social Care staff, to provide
a range of family support services for children in need, including those in need of
protection, children looked after, those subject to public care proceedings and where
directed by the court those subject to private care proceedings.
To oversee and quality assure complex Parenting Assessments requested by social
care teams.
To oversee and quality assure multi-disciplinary assessments recommended by
formal planning process resulting in written statements and verbal evidence in care
proceedings.
To take responsibility for developing skills, expertise and knowledge for a wide range
of practice issues and to provide consultation, coaching and mentoring within the
Team, and across the Service as a whole. This will include taking responsibility to
maintain and develop professional links and leads with partner agencies and the
voluntary sector.
To improve the quality of work done by social workers; including effective case
management, purposeful evidence based interventions, analytical assessments and
high quality written work.
To provide reflective supervision to Social Workers and Social Care Staff including
Students
To develop specialist areas of expertise as required, for example – early
permanency, family justice reforms, early help and safeguarding. Multi-agency
working and evidence based social work.