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Team Manager - First Response Team

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection
Social Worker, Team Manager
£51,969 to £53,454 per annum
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Team Manager - First Response Team - Merton - £51,969 - £53,454 per annum + Benefits

Merton are looking for a dedicated Team Manager to join the First Response Team. The Team Manager, under the direction of the Service Manager, is responsible for key service strands within Children's Social Care & Youth Inclusion. They will ensure their development and day-to-day operational delivery, working with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the objectives of the service, to fulfil quality assurance standards and targets, and to monitor performance. 

Benefits of this Team Manager role:

  • £1,500 “Golden Hello”
  • 26 days annual leave, rising to 31 days with five years continuous local government service
  • £963 car allowance p/a

Team Managers are expected to manage and supervise local social work and other staff, for one or more the following range of services:

  • MASH
  • Children subject to Child Protection or Children In Need Plans 
  • Children being looked after by the Local Authority
  • Children needing permanency and placements 
  • Children with special needs, especially those with disabilities
  • Children and the courts
  • Family Support/Parenting Assessments/Family Group Conferences

As a First Response Team Manager you will:

  • Promote a high standard of recording by workers and quality assure the standard of recording via the supervision process 
  • Ensure that the professional development needs of all staff are met by regular supervision (one-to-ones for non social work staff) and review, in accordance with the Council's policy; recorded on appropriate systems and a copy given to each member of staff
  • Using evidence, based practice, work with staff on the development and implementation of quality standards and procedures that will ensure continuous improvement in service delivery
  • Ensure that all appraisals are completed to an appropriate standard and within the set timescale, that training needs assessment are carried out and that new staff have appropriate induction
  • Ensure vulnerable children and their families and/or carers, receive a high quality and responsive service as set out by the London Borough of Merton's policies and procedures and enshrined in the Children Act 1989 and 2004 and other relevant legislation relating to Every Child Matters
  • Ensure all referrals have a decision made within agreed timeframe of receipt, and the referrer receives written confirmation of decision, if appropriate 
  • Ensure that all assessments are completed within agreed timeframe
  • Ensure that all vulnerable children and their families receive responsive services to prevent children and young people being taken into care and support positive parenting, preventing harm and promoting children's life chances
You MUST be:
  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Have previous experience in a similar role

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • New 'Faster Pay' service getting you paid quicker 
  • Twice Weekly Pay Roll 
  • 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  
  • “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
  • Free social work training events and CPD webinars

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. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 7046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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