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Childrens Assistant Team Manager

  • Job reference: TMSUNDERATM
  • Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Assistant Social Worker - Childrens Assessment Team - Sunderland

If you are a Social Worker and looking for a new challenge, Look no further. Working with Sunderland we are looking to appoint an Assistant Team Manager to work within their Childrens Assessment Team. The post is to manage and supervise others in the delivery of services to ensure safeguarding and independence of clients and the community.

The position is for an initial 12 month contract with pay rates between £29-£35 per hour.

The position is:
- To develop and promote best practice, supporting the Team Manager with operational management tasks and overseeing and supporting the work of less experienced colleagues.

- Provide oversight and delegated decision making functions, supporting the Team
Manager in aspects of the management task

- To directly supervise staff

Key Responsibilities:

To have casework responsibility for the most complex cases, working within a multi- agency framework.

Undertake timely, procedural compliant assessments, and S47 enquiries which clearly identify level of risk, or need, in relation to children and which lead to clear plans and interventions that address the identified need/s.

Role model competent social work practice, with increased autonomy linked to level of skill, experience and knowledge of the post holder (Professional Capabilities Framework - Advanced Level).

Take ownership of casework issues including the focus of assessments, nature and type of work to be undertaken, reporting case work progress to the Team Manager as appropriate.

To hold the necessary Practice Educator Award and act as a practice educator for students and newly qualified social workers.

To co-work cases with less experienced social work practitioners and offer opportunities for direct teaching, role modelling and mentoring with a focus on developing the skill base of staff within the team.

To be a nominated 'Practice Champion' and be part of the Practice Champion Network in Sunderland, led by the Chief Social Worker, in order to promote, and disseminate information and embed any practice changes at a locality level leading to the development and promotion of consistent good practice.

Ensure own continuous professional development in terms of emerging research, case law and other relevant policy or procedural changes.

Act as a consultant within the team in the area of good practice, emerging research, case law and relevant policy changes with a focus on other staff acquiring skills and knowledge, promoting a consistent good practice approach.

Manage and supervise Social Workers, Child and Family Workers, and trainee and student Social Workers as appropriate.
Promote employee development through adherence to policies and procedures.

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!