Lambeth Team Manager SW2506

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Long contract
  • Salary: to £44.50 per hour
  • Reference: SW2506
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SW Locums are seeking the services of a Qualified Social Worker to work as Team Manager in the Family Support Child Protection team in Lambeth.

All Applicants must have at least 5 years UK experience in a Statutory leadership role within Children & Family Social Services.

This is a well sort after team which is accessible, stable, visible and has humane leadership across children’s services.

The Team offer: 

  • Flexi working arrangements in place in agreement with line managers.
  • Prioritizing work-life balance along with the needs of the service.
  • Hybrid working with a requirement to be in the office for minimum 2 days a week.
  • In-depth induction offered via the Social Care Academy.
  • IT system which is agile and can work anywhere and everywhere.
  • One-stop shop/centralised support for resource requests allowing plenty of time to work with the families.
  • Assurance of regular and supportive case and personal supervision.
  • Regular caseload reviews by the leadership team and ensuring that the caseloads are at max 15 children.
  • Risk sharing through regular meetings and panels chaired by senior managers.
  • Lambeth Social Work Academy offers free training for both agency and permanent staff.
  • Opportunity for career development across various services subject to compliance with the requirement.
  • Good interface with Contextual Safeguarding Teams, Court Teams, Early Help services and community-based organisations that partner with children’s Services.

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • Specific operational and staff responsibilities vary across different service areas.
  • Managing the day to day operational business of the team and a team of social workers responsible for safeguarding and promoting the best interests of children in accordance with the statutory framework.
  • Through management of staff and resources ensure that services are delivered in accordance with the Government policy, (keeping up to date with new proposals and initiatives) legislation, council polices and departmental procedures and that these are customer-focused and of the highest possible quality.
  • Provide leadership to frontline staff in delivering and implementing any future changes in policies, procedure or other developments.
  • To support the service senior managers by advising on strategy, policy and future direction of the service, ensuring effective feedback and translation into service delivery. Keep senior management informed of any issues or shortfalls in service providing suitable action plans to address these matters.
  • To have lead responsibility for meeting the performance targets of the team and to report these to managers and staff as required.
  • To manage budgets and expenditure so as to ensure that resources are optimised. in line with eligibility criteria and priority levels as prescribed in assessment and care management policies and procedures, financial regulations, ensuring value for money.

At SW Locums you will benefit from:

  • Constant support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • Great rates of pay.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Fastest and accurate payments available.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Access to on-going training opportunities.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.