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Team Manager – Wigan – Duty and Assessment

Wigan Council are looking for an experienced, innovative, and creative team manager to manage one of their Teams, as part of our front door Duty Service, to cover a 12 month maternity post. 

Within the Duty service they complete the initial Children and Family assessments within the teams, then we ensure that they are signposted to the appropriate service after completion of this assessment. In their Duty teams they do not hold cases long term and like to ensure that we complete timely assessments, and the children and families receive the right support at the right time.

Benefits of the role:

  • Excellent rate of pay
  • Regular Development and Support
  • Minimum 12 month contract covering maternity, with the possibility of an extension.

Your main responsibilities as a Team Manager:

  • The team that you will cover will be made up of a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner and 7 Social Workers.
    The team manager will lead the team on a 5-week duty Cycle, the team will go on duty every 5th week ensuring all the families that need our intervention that week are supported and appropriately assessed. This will happen using the Signs of Safety model of practice to achieve fantastic outcomes for our children.
  • You must have a caring and friendly nature and you put children, young people and their families at the heart of all you do
  • Significant knowledge and fundamental understanding of research, innovation and good practice
  • Experience and knowledge of working with children and families in CIN, CP and Court proceedings
  • Experience of managing and leading a team of workers to achieve effective outcomes for children and families and driving performance.
  • In depth knowledge of statutory and legislative frameworks which underpin effective care planning
  • Experience of a broad spectrum of services within the field of social work with children and families either through social work experience or through training
  • The ability to work as part of a team and alongside colleagues from other areas of Children’s services
  • Good time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines and reorganise the workload to meet conflicting demands”

What we are looking for in a Team Manager:

  • Social Work England registration
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Hold a full UK licence
  • Post-qualified experience
  • Degree level or equivalent in Social Work

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 £500 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

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.

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.

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Team Manager – Wigan – Duty and Assessment

Job details
Sector: Childrens Social Work
Location: Wigan
Salary: £45 - £45 phr
Type: Temporary/ locum
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Team Manager – Wigan – Duty and Assessment


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We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.

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