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Children & Families Team Manager

  • Job reference: TMDURHAMCFTMANA
  • Location: Durham, County Durham
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Families First Team Manager - Durham

Are you a highly motivated Social Worker with experience managing a team?

Do you want to progress and are looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work with an effective and efficient Local Authority that help progress and develop their team members?

If so, I have a great opportunity to work within Durham's Children & Families Team, as one of their Team Managers. The position is for an initial 3 months with pay rates of £35 per hour.


* To lead, manage and provide direction to the team to ensure the delivery of effective support to children and families that meets assessed need and risk; is in line with relevant legislation.

* To ensure that formal safeguarding arrangements are operating in accordance with agreed policies, thresholds, guidance, research and legislation.

* To promote, develop and embed effective intervention and assessment methodologies.

* To oversee and ensure an effective response to child protection enquiries.

* To operate an effective and efficient case management and allocation system in accordance with professional's role, skills and abilities.

* To ensure that the team works in partnership with children, young people, families and other agencies, using the Single Assessment Framework developing a positive journey for the child and family.

* To ensure that working practice maintains a focus on Think Family; empowering families to safely care for their children and in achieving positive outcomes.

* To support the Council in meeting its statutory duties to children in need of support and protection.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!