Team Manager (Qualified Social Worker) – Looked After Children Team – Thurrock, Essex

3D Recruit Central
West Thurrock
Competitive salary
06 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

3D Recruit are looking for an experienced Team Manager to join a Looked After Children Team based in Thurrock, Essex

About the role:

  • To create smooth and effective systems to ensure processes are followed correctly, eg - permanency planning, ensuring statutory visits are not out of timescales, review decisions, case transfer, mentoring, court & child protection procedures are followed correctly.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the team, including deputising in their absence, providing a social work service of assessment, care planning, child protection and key working within the scope of the Children Act 1989 and related legislation.
  • Recruit, motivate, train and develop staff within Council procedures.
  • Undertake development activities required for own development and experience e.g. court work, child protection, adoption and fostering, with the aim of increasing their professional knowledge and experience.
  • Ensure the provision of an effective service to local people by maintaining high standards of professional practice and adopting a positive approach to the full involvement of service users and carers in assessment and care planning processes


  • Qualified Social Worker BA/DipSW/CQSW or equivalent
  • Current registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • 4 years PQ LA experience
  • Must be a car driver
  • In depth experience in a social care field with a particular emphasis on Safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • LAC experience
  • Team Manager with experience in managing a Social work team working with looked after children including Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children. Adoption & permanency planning & experience of managing care proceedings


  • Your own dedicated consultant who will support you in finding a suitable role
  • We offer a £200 refer a friend/colleague bonus *

Apply now or get in touch for more information; 01296 826120 or email

(*Terms and Conditions apply. For more information please get in touch).

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