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Deputy Team Manager - Vulnerable Children

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Senior Social Worker
North West
Liverpool, Merseyside
£33.32 to £33.32 per hour
Salary Description:
Up to £33.32 per hour
Job Ref:

Deputy Team Manager - Vulnerable Children - Liverpool - £33.32 per hour

We are currently looking for a Deputy Team Manager (social work qualified) to join a Vulnerable Children's Team in Liverpool. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Practitioner to progress into a Deputy Team Manager role.

Benefits of this Deputy Team Manager role:

* Excellent rate of pay
* Chance for Senior Practitioners to progress into management
* Long term contracts available
* CV enhancement
* Unique role

Duties as a Deputy Team Manager:

* To assist the Team Manager in the management, development and leadership of the social work team in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable children, young people and their families
* To ensure the team delivers high quality services that address need and lead to improved outcomes, whilst managing the reputation of the Service and the Council.
* To deputise for the Team Manager when required
* To provide support and supervision for specified team members on a planned regular basis in line with the Supervision policy. This includes conducting annual Performance and Development Reviews and ensuring development plans are implemented
* Jointly prioritise and allocate work within the team with the Team Manager ensuring that children and families receive a timely and efficient service
* Assist with ensuring the maintenance of the performance of the team against agreed targets and performance indicators via regular and effective monitoring and analysis. To ensure that all team members are kept fully informed of the team's performance and are enabled to contribute towards improving performance.
* Assist the Team Manager in the effective management of sickness absence and under-performance in accordance with the Council's HR policies and procedures
* Assist the Team Manager in the management of complaints
* To ensure that health and safety policies are abided to within the team
* To undertake audits of cases and quality assure front-line practice on a regular basis to drive continuous improvement and enhancement of social work practice
* Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date and only divulged in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the local government common law of duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Council facing financial penalties or court proceedings
* Actively engage in risk management policies, procedures and practice and to advise the Team Manager of resource shortfalls and recommend improved methods of working where appropriate
* Develop effective collaborative working partnerships, internally and externally, in order to meet the needs and achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people
* To foster and promote innovative best practice within the team and the service as a whole.
* Model effective communication skills within the team, the service and communicate effectively in highly charged or challenging circumstances
* Model inclusive practice in relation to identity and diversity, challenging any issues of concern
* Take responsibility for developing and maintaining the required management knowledge and professional expertise for the role through Continuous Professional Development
* Take responsibility for obtaining regular professional supervision to ensure effective and reflective practice
* Prepare and participate in Performance and Development Reviews, identifying areas for improvement and carrying out agreed learning and development opportunities including using research to inform practice
* To effectively manage allocated workload by appropriately prioritising tasks and through efficient time management.

Essential requirements of this Deputy Team Manager role:

* Social Work England registered
* Social Work qualified and post qualified experience
* Eligible to work in the UK
* A full UK license holder

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: 07802625691
Contact: Emma Cousins

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