Team Manager - Assessment

Seven Resourcing
Hemel Hempstead
11 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Team Manager, Children's Service, Assessment Team


£44,387 to £47,184 per annum, plus benefits.

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant Social Worker or Team Manager to join an innovative and dynamic frontline team.

About the Teams:

  • The Assessment Teams undertake single child and family assessments for those circumstances where the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub has identified the need for a social work assessment.

About the Role:

  • As a Team Manager, you will be the vital link between your team and senior management. This role will be focussed on motivating, inspiring and challenging your team.
  • You will be responsible for line managing Consultant Social Workers and supporting them in their supervision and management of Social Workers.
  • You will act as a role model for change and provide strong management skills to drive performance and exceed targets set by the service. Part of the role requires you to analyse data to monitor your team's work, outcomes and performance.
  • You will also be responsible for budgets to ensure spend within the team is being prioritised. You will have involvement with strategic development and service improvements.
  • Your confident and positive approach to social work should motivate others to work effectively and this will be apparent in the first class and timely service that children and their families receive.
  • Your duties will further include ensuring that care plans are of high quality and are regularly reviewed as well as taking responsibility on the team's set goals and making sure these comply with the statutory requirements.

Requirements for the Role:

  • You must hold a Professional Social Work Qualification (e.g. CQSW, Dip (SW), MSW) and be registered as a Social Worker with the HCPC.
  • You must hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
  • You need at least 2 years' frontline experience as well as completion of your ASYE.
  • You will have passion for achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families and this will be demonstrated through applying theory and research to frontline practice.
  • You will have comprehensive knowledge of the challenges associated with working with children and their families.
  • You will be comfortable in demonstrating professional competence in social work practice by using current knowledge and working within agreed standards of best social work practice and carrying out duties in accordance with the HCPC standards of proficiency.

What to Expect:

  • An excellent programme of ongoing support and training in the role as well as a supportive and committed senior management team.
  • Competitive starting salary plus Welcome Bonus.
  • Welcome payment of £1000 for all external appointments.
  • Market Forces payment of up to £5000 (£4000 for CLA teams).
  • Relocation Expenses of up to £6000 for those candidate that need to relocate for the role.
  • Car lease scheme.
  • Free parking at all of the sites.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • Up to 31 days annual leave entitlement.
  • Staff discounts in gyms, travel agents, car sales, restaurants and days out.

Can you see yourself working in Hertfordshire?

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