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Social Work Team Manager - Permanence Team

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Team Manager
North East
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
£36 to £36 per hour
Salary Description:
Up to £36 per hour
Job Ref:

Social Work Team Manager - Permanence Team - Stockton - £36 per hour

We are currently looking for an experienced Social Work Team Manager to join a Permanence Team based in Stockton.

The Permanence Team works with children, their primary carers and families to support already agreed long term permanent plans where they are assessed as needing to be cared for outside of their birth parent's care. This primarily includes Looked After Children, and children subject to special guardianship or child arrangement orders.

Benefits of this Social Work Team Manager role include:

* Supportive team environment
* Flexible working
* Opportunities for training and development
* Free on-site office car parking although mostly remote working
* All staff have access to their own IT equipment which can be used both in the office and remotely

Duties of this Social Work Team Manager role include:

* To line manage a team of social workers and family workers in order to ensure the effective and safe delivery of children's social care services
* To be responsible for all aspects of the team's functions including work allocation, supervision, workload review and case recording
* To ensure that each team member provides high quality assessment and case work services within the legislative and policy framework
* To ensure the effective performance of the team, utilising manual and electronic management information systems, using target setting, monitoring, regular case file audits and performance appraisals of staff
* To work collaboratively with colleagues from a range of different professional backgrounds and maintain productive working relationships and successfully coordinated service delivery
* To effectively chair a range of meetings including planning, strategy and legal meetings and make decisions as appropriate to the needs of the children involved
* To represent Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council at a senior level in a range of different settings including child protection conferences/reviews and court proceedings

Essential requirements this Social Work Team Manager role include:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK drivers' licence
* Post-qualified experience

Why Liquid Personnel?

* New 'Faster Pay' service getting you paid more quickly
* Free access to Liquid's exclusive social work training and CPD portal
* Twice weekly payroll
* 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
* "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 scheme

Contact Details:
Tel: 01612387487
Contact: Alex Birkitt

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