Team Manager - Corporate Parenting - Hackney Model
Manage 2 "Pods" within a Dynamic Corporate Parenting Service
A London based Local Authority, which recently introduced a Corporate Parenting service is looking for an experienced Team Manager to provide management and leadership whilst empowering Social Workers within their Teams.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a high performing Local Authority which has made a number of successful changes in the last couple of years, one of which is the Corporate Parenting service. The service is an amalgamation of the Looked After Children and Leaving Care teams and works with service users between the age of 0-25. The reason for the change was due to feedback from service users and their families as they had previously felt when cases were being transferred through services they were having to re-establish a relationship with a new Social Worker. Now there is more continuity of care with Social Workers seeing cases through to permanency or until the service user leaves care.
The Local Authority have also adopted The Hackney Model and have structured the service to operate in "Pods". Furthermore this model is being enhanced as the Local Authority has recruited Children's Mental Health Practitioners and other professionals to work alongside Social Workers in the "Pods" to provide a more holistic package of care to service users. "Pods" are managed by an Advanced Practitioner and consist of 1 Senior Practitioner and 3 Social Workers. As a Team Manager you will be managing 2 of these "Pods", thus having 2 direct reports.
To be considered for this post you should have experience of managing a front line Social Work team. You should also have experience of Court Work and LAC. More than experience within a specific team the Local Authority is really keen to find someone who is able to empower and instill confidence in their workforce.
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