SW Locums are recruiting for a Practice manager to work in Frontline Child Protection in Redbridge.
The role will be to manage the day-to-day duties in the Child Protection Service including managing contacts, referrals and assessments.
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Education and Qualifications:
Recognised Social Work qualification (i.e. CQSW, DipSW, CSS or CCETSW approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work. Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.
Appropriate post qualifying and practice assessor qualification.
Significant operational and strategic experience of working within a front line statutory child protection setting.
Experience of supervising and managing staff and social work students (practice teaching).
Social Work experience with children and families including:
- Assessment work in a children and families setting.
- Child protection and Court work.
- Duty system.
- Relevant experience of staff and/or student supervision or mentoring
- Experience of supporting a team with guidance, advice and clear direction when require
- Providing advice to team members on a variety of Child Protection cases
You will be required to manage a duty rota and ensure the safe and robust allocation of new Child and Family Assessments and Child Protection enquiries within the team.
To lead, motivate, nurture and manage a team (Social Workers and unqualified staff) to deliver a Children’s Social Care Service on a daily basis.
To ensure that the Service provided is effective and delivers the required outcomes, and Children’s cases are dealt with in a timely manner.
To take responsibility for managing complex cases and undertake specific tasks, responsibilities and duties that contribute positively to the development of the Service.To lead, contribute and support the development of best practice, policies and procedures within the relevant operational team.
To communicate effectively with a number of other colleagues across the service and take a lead in the development of strong and effective Multi-Agency relationship building.
To take a lead in managing team meetings and other related team functions, in the absence of the Team Manager.