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Team Manager: Disabled Children's Team

Location
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary
£50,573 to £55,519
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
9 Sep 2022

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a new permanent position available for a permanent Team Manager within the Disabled Children's Team to work full time based in Northamptonshire.

The salary for this permanent Team Manager job is up to £55,519 per annum.

We are seeking a Team Manager, with current Social Work England registration, and previous leadership experience in a similar role. You will provide leadership to your team, who will consist of an Advanced Practitioner, 5 to 6 Social Workers, a family support worker and a business support administrator. You will be responsible for allocating and prioritising workloads effectively to ensure the care of the child is paramount, whilst also ensuring you develop your team to provide an effective and efficient service. The right candidate will have responsibility for the team plan to meet objectives and ensure performance targets are achieved.

Main duties:

  • To lead, manage and direct the day-to-day operation of children's social care teams, comprising qualified social workers and family support staff
  • This involves allocation of work and prioritising workload across the teams, taking case related decisions in accordance with the scheme of delegated authority for children's social care services
  • All duties must be carried out in accordance with prescribed standards, procedures and protocols, and within the relevant legislation governing the particular service area, to ensure the safeguarding of children within the community or statutory settings (children and young people subject to a child protection or child in need plan, subject to legal proceedings and/or looked after
  • To recruit, supervise, appraise, and develop staff in line with the Trust's requirements and in accordance with the statutory requirements for the relevant service area, to ensure that staff have the relevant skills, knowledge and training to provide an efficient and effective service
  • To manage budgets to ensure efficient and effective use of resources, capturing patterns of expenditure to inform budget planning and setting within the Directorate
  • To develop and maintain partnership and multi-agency working, in order to ensure that services and agencies work together effectively to assess risk and respond to identified need to safeguard children and to promote effective information sharing with partner agencies
  • This will include proactively developing relationships with schools and other partners in local operational teams (LOTs) to promote effective prevention and early intervention and ensure that children, young people and families experience a smooth transition between targeted and specialist social care services
  • To develop and write the team plan which ensures that the relevant service contributes to meeting the objectives and performance targets set within the Children and Young People's Directorate's Service Plan and the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership's Children and Young People's Plan; to ensure that an efficient and effective service is provided, and to continually develop and improve the service for service users, performance managing the team to achieve the relevant objectives and targets
  • Developing the team plan will include the effective analysis of local need so that the service managers and county wide strategic planners can fine tune the deployment of resources to local need
  • To secure service improvements through effective audit, quality assurance, management of data systems, performance management of staff and timely management of complaints in accordance with the Council's statements of required practice and external regulation and inspection
  • To ensure that staff are managed and all services are delivered in accordance with Northamptonshire Children's Trust Equality Policy
  • To ensure that health and safety requirements are met in relation to the relevant team and service location
  • To carry out any other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of this job description and which are commensurate with the grade of the post, including deputising for their line manager and representing the service as appropriate on internal and external projects and leading on those initiatives where appropriate to the role

Requirements of this Team Manager job:

  • A social Work Qualification or equivalent
  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Continual professional development
  • Social Work England registered

Contact:

This Team Manager job is advertised by Harry Smy; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications, we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning 'Best Candidate Care' at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 708120187-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Sanctuary Personnel
    Sanctuary Personnel
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £50,573 to £55,519
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent