SW Locums require a UK experienced Team Manager for Childrens services in Kettering Northants. The successful candidate will need to be able to hit the ground running and establish a calm, forward thinking environment in which to support the team to meet the requirements of the client.
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The Team Manager will be based in Safeguarding Team in Kettering and will 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.
Minimum of 5 years post-qualifying experience in children’s social care, including statutory childcare
Ability to manage staff demonstrated through previous management experience, student
supervision, mentoring and coaching.
Ability to manage the performance of individuals and the team
Knowledge of child care legislation including statutory child care
Knowledge of current research relating to the children social care generally and specifically to the relevant service area.
Ability to manage budgets demonstrated through a sound understanding of the principles of budget management
Experience of multi-agency working, and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.
Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
The jobholder may supervise social workers, or similar, whose career progression is dependent on completion of a post qualification specialist award (formerly child care award). Whilst it is not essential that the jobholder holds this qualification themselves, they must have sufficient knowledge and understanding to be able to supervise others who are undertaking, or who hold the qualification.
You will be required to 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.
To 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.
To deliver the Northamptonshire County Council’s statutory responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of these children