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Team Manager

  • Job reference: DH2601
  • Location: Chatham, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Medway council are recruiting for a Childrens services Team Manager

To 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 students on placement and Newly Qualified Social Workers in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, where appropriate.

Contribute to the management of the staffing budget for the team by approving and committing expenditure within your delegated authority, and monitoring and reporting commitments in order to ensure budget is not exceeded.

Support the safer recruitment and selection of new staff, both within the team and across Children's Social Care in order to ensure staffing levels are maintained.

if you are interested in this role please email me your CV to Delanie.heyes@servicecare.org.uk or call 01772 208964