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Social Work Team Manager - Fieldwork

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection
Team Manager
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£40 to £40 per hour
Salary Description:
Up to £40 per hour
Job Ref:

Social Work Team Manager - Fieldwork - Sheffield - £40 per hour

Sheffield City Council are looking for a number of agency Senior Fieldwork Managers (Team Managers) to work in front line statutory services. You must be Social Work qualified with SWE registration and have significant post qualification experience in a statutory setting with experience of managing teams of social workers.

Each Manager will performance manage a team of social workers/advanced social work practitioners on a ratio of 1:7 FTE. Posts will either be in North, West or East fieldwork services. During the pandemic the council are restricted to working on a rota of part time in the office and part time working from home.

Benefits of this Social Work Team Manager role:

* Stable authority
* Regular supervision
* Laptop and phone provided
* Combination of office and home working available

Duties of this Social Work Team Manager role:

* To provide effective strong leadership, management and direction of practice and delivery of a defined team within the "Social work and Safeguarding" service by directing, supporting and advising a team of staff, as directed by the Service Manager and Principal Child and Family Social Worker.
* To ensure that effective delivery takes place within a Best Value context whereby high quality, cost effective services and resources meet individual needs and optimise outcomes
* To oversee the maintenance of standards and drive continuous improvement of high professional standards and practice within your team.
* Contributing to service improvements and developments within an agreed work plan linked to the Children and Families fieldwork service plan.
* Act as a lead within the team in the area of good practice, emerging research, case law and relevant policy changes and disseminating relevant information to service areas via worksite and team meetings/briefings.
* To monitor and take responsibility for the effectiveness of social care services for children and their family cases within your team ensuring case work is performed to the highest standards of practice for the most complex cases involving issues of significant harm and /or complex need ensuring positive outcomes are achieved.
* Ensure the recording of information throughout the process is both timely and accurate and serves to enhance the clients experience and provides accurate and timely information to ensure the Local Authority delivers all of its statutory responsibilities including child protection investigations conducted jointly with the Police and other multi agency partner organisations.
* To maintain public confidence and act as a representative of the Local Authority around contentious issues aligned to area of responsibility and in the resolution of escalated service user complaints and escalate issues to Service Manager if necessary.
* Be active in improving ongoing standards of service delivery across the service, utilising ICT systems for recording and quality monitoring. Develop quality monitoring and evaluation that directly includes user feedback and provide team reports to the Service Manager on individual team members performance and overall team performance.
* To recognise that the role forms part of a broader service provision, whereby the post holder will, on occasion, be expected to manage or support other teams or staff.
* Contribute to development of a range of statutory social work activities and oversee professional social work tasks in accordance with recognised social work procedures, evidence-based practice and professional social work ethics.

Essential requirements of this Social Work Team Manager role:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK drivers' licence
* Extensive experience in a children and families working environment

Why Liquid Personnel?

* New 'Faster Pay' service getting you paid more quickly
* Twice weekly payroll
* Free DBS and compliance service
* Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
* Free access to Liquid's exclusive social work training and CPD portal
* Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
* "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*
* "Find your own job" bonus - get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

For more information please contact

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes.


Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 676 0642
Contact: Adam Shaw

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