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Team Manager

Job Description

Medway Council are recruiting for a Team Manager for the Children in Care Team.

To lead, manage and coach a team of newly qualified, experienced social workers and family support workers responsible for delivering and improving services for vulnerable children, young people and their families

To improve outcomes for children and young people by developing effective partnership working with other Council services and partner agencies to ensure efficient delivery of the service.

To contribute towards delivering the council's vision for Children's Social Care in order to ensure the objectives and priorities are realised.

To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Advanced Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for practice supervisors.


Lead, manage and motivate a staff team ensuring high quality supervision is completed regularly which includes case management oversight, timely decision making, the effective implementation and review of children's plans and provides the opportunity to reflect and recognise areas of practice which are good or requires improvement, and supports the ongoing learning and development of workers.

Allocate cases within the statutory timescale ensuring assessments, statutory visits and planned reviews have clear objectives and outcomes in order to ensure that all vulnerable children receive a service that reflects the Council's commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first.

Complete and review performance development plans for the team which enhance individuals personal and professional development needs and contributes towards staff retention.

Effectively use available team performance data to monitor standards and performance and ensure compliance with practice standards and procedures.

Supervise Newly Qualified Social Workers in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, where appropriate.

if you're interested in this role then please email me your CV to or call 01772 208964