Assistant Team Manager (Social Worker) - Referral and Assessment Team - £51,608 to £53,807 per annum
Our client has an exciting opportunity available in Slough for an Assistant Team Manager to join the Referral and Assessment team based in Observatory House (main office)
With salaries paying up to £53,807 there has never been a better time to join Slough on their journey to improve services to vulnerable children and their families in Slough.
According to a survey by Glassdoor Slough is 'In fact it's the best place to live or work' outside of London.
Slough is also one of the most accessible places to be, nestled on the corner of the M25, M4 and M40, and less than 20 minutes by train to Central London.
Benefits of this Assistant Team Manger role include:
* Engagement Group - ensures the voice of our colleagues can be heard
* Assistance Programme - ensures you have access to support and advice whenever you need it
* Great relocation package if you're having to move to work in Slough
* Market supplement of up to £5,600 for frontline social workers, depending on role
* Retention reward of £1,000 after 18 months
* We are part of the Tusker personal car lease scheme
* Blue Light Card offering discounts at hundreds of high street and online stores
* We offer use of pool cars so you can use public transport, cycle, or car share to work and still drive to local appointments.
* Season ticket loans to reduce the cost of public transport
* clear career pathways
* Staff recognition scheme to acknowledge and reward the great work of our colleagues
* Excellent training and development opportunities
* Agile working supported by technology
* Flexible working to help support your work/life balance
Responsibilities of this Assistant Team Manger role include:
* Responsible for undertaking social work on allocated cases producing outcome-based plans, having regard to the needs of, and risks to, children and their families.
* As a member of Slough Children First's management team, provide day to day management of the team, providing appropriate support and challenge to ensure the delivery of high-quality services that safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
* Make effective day to day use of all available professional resources and use a range of theoretical, evidence based and practical approaches including systemic practice to develop and implement effective interventions and support for children and families both within and outside of the family home.
* Manage the distribution of caseloads to ensure that the child or young person's needs are met appropriately.
* Support and challenge the team to meet the requirements around thresholds for cases, managing the preparation of high-quality reports for court or other purposes, challenging, providing expert advice to guide the team through legal and organisational processes as required
* Support and challenge the team in the completion of assessments, plans, tool-kits based on identified need, ensuring at each point risk is evaluated, decisions and management oversight are recorded on the case file and any issues or concerns are escalated to the Team Manager to address..
* Co-work complex cases with team members as required without taking on a specific caseload of their own.
* Supervise social workers and non-qualified staff in the team as per Slough Children First's supervision policy, supporting and supervising social work students, acting as a mentor to support them through their professional training.
* Lead hub / group supervision to a high standard ensuring that all team members are aware of progress on cases.
* Provide day to day supervision on case work to a high standard.
* Understand what performance information, and audit outcomes are saying to positively impact on individual cases and support staff development.
Essential requirements of this Assistant Team Manger role include:
* Social Work England registered
* Experience of delivering high quality services to children and in assessment of needs, case planning and/or case management, including complex cases.
* Ability to analyse risk relating to child protection and to plan appropriate interventions.
* Acceptance and commitment to the principles of human rights and equality and how they underpin practice
* Demonstrable understanding and application of the statutory framework underpinning social work
* Specialist knowledge of one or more key issues affecting children and their families. E.g. Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Radicalisation, Neglect, Contextual Safeguarding
* Evidence of continued professional development to enhance own knowledge and skills and encouraging others to develop theirs
* Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
* Significant experience in the use of electronic case management systems
* Post graduate qualification or equivalent, or the willingness to work toward
* Experience of co-ordinating and managing the work of a tea, balancing needs, and resources to achieve a high-quality service
* Experience in conducting appraisals/supervision that are reflective and strive towards the successful achievement of department/business objectives
* Experience of managing budgets
* Current UK driving license and access to a vehicle