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Team Manager - Early Help

Job Type:
Social Work
Child Protection, Family Support
Team Manager
South East London
£42 per hour
Job Ref:

Team  Manager - Early Help -  South East London - Up to £42 per hour 

Our Client in South East London requires an experienced Team  Manager to join their Early Help Team. This is an interesting opportunity which is rare to come up on an agency basis. You will earn a great rate of pay and be part of a very supportive and stable team.   

Benefits of the role:

  • Excellent pay rate
  • Supportive and stable team 
  • Manageable work load
  • Long term contract i..e 6 months   

Duties as a Social Work Team Manager:

  • To manage specific staff, cases and pieces of work as delegated by the  Service Manager
  • To supervise and advise on complex strength based family assessments and SMART planning for children and their families, and to develop and monitor whole-family support plans which will support sustained improvement in the outcomes/life chances of children and families and ensure sustainable 'step down' to integrated universal services.
  • To ensure that high quality performance and annual reports are prepared and presented in a timely fashion
  • To ensure that all work with children and their families is carried out in accordance with statutory regulation and guidance in respect of responsibilities in the safeguarding of children
  • To ensure that electronic case records and reports are accurate and up to date
  • To ensure that statistical and other information is recorded and provided as required for the purposes of planning, development, business cases and performance monitoring
  • To advise Service Manager of casework issues and staffing issues in line with departmental delegated powers and supervisory responsibility
  • To recruit, induct, manage and develop staff within area of responsibility
  • To provide regular and recorded supervision and staff appraisal for delegated members of staff in accordance with departmental guidelines and requirements
  • To ensure the training and developmental needs of staff and locality team are met
  • To ensure that performance issues are dealt with in accordance with personnel policies and procedures
  • To provide expert leadership, guidance and advice to staff, including monitoring of safeguarding issues and to include attendance with them at relevant meetings, family visits, review meetings
  • To represent the team or Service Manager at relevant internal and external meetings as required
  • To agree allocation of relevant financial expenditure, as delegated by the Service Manager
  • To contribute to the Family Wellbeing service development and improvement, including development of a team action plan.
  • To keep up to date with relevant legislation and guidance and ensure the staff team are up to date with relevant legislation and guidance
  • To lead on projects and programmes as required or delegated by the Service Manager
  • To contribute, as required, to the development and delivery of training programmes
  • To undertake initial investigations into complaints
  • To ensure appropriate risk assessments are undertaken and that Health & Safety procedures are followed
  • To carry out all duties in accordance with the Borough's Equalities and Diversity policy and all other Borough and departmental policies and procedures
  • To undertake such additional duties as are reasonable within the responsibilities of the post and which the Service Manager may require, including working from different locations and within flexible hours. 

You MUST be:

  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK    

   Why Liquid Personnel?

  • Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • Networking opportunities at numerous candidate events
  • “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
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free social work training events and CPD webinars            

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 167 6807
Contact: Danny Potter

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