SW Locums are looking for a compitent and confident Social Work Team Manager for the Duty & Assessment Team . The Duty and Assessment Team respond to all children’s social care referrals received by the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Team (MASH).
Applicants will have to show extensive UK experience in a similar statutory setting.
All applicants require registration with Social Work England and possession of a Current Enhanced DBS Check issued within the past 12 months or registration with the DBS Update Service.
The team undertakes a range of assessments and care planning work including comprehensive Child & Family Assessments, initial care proceedings, strategy discussions
and S47 investigations, initial accommodation to local authority care, initial child protection conference and S.7/S.37 court work.
Team Manager will utilise team performance information to ensure consistently good performance in key practice areas such as the timely assessment or investigation of referred cases,
applying the department’s threshold and eligibility criteria to establish level and type of need.
They will provide management oversight and direction to the practice group, and provide formal case supervision to staff on a monthly basis. The Duty rota will consistently be maintained to provide adequate social work capacity to ensure a timely response to all referrals indicating risk to a child/ren.
They will also be required to chair strategy, professional and other meetings as required.
- Experience in leading a team, undertaking line management, performance management and change management.
- Knowledge of relevant theory that informs practice delivery.
- Manage priorities and work under pressure displaying initiative and creativity.
- Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions, challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their
families, advocating the voices of those we are working with.
- Proven ability to effectively use data, intelligence and evidence to create meaningful insight and to inform own decision making.
- Experience of keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include families, children or young people).
- Knowledge of statutory legislation (for example Children’s Act) and national policy drivers that will affect children’s services and your role.
- Desire to influence, develop and change the motivation and behaviour of people to achieve objectives.
- Experience of addressing specific equality or diversity issues within your practice with colleagues/service users and taking action to solve them.
With SW Locums you can rely on:
- Fastest pay available, from completion of timesheet to reaching your bank.
- Constant, polite support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
- Great rates of pay.
- No “waffle”, informative and conscientious advice.
- 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 *
SW Locums follow the government guidelines on ensuring safety of all during the risk of Covid-19.
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.