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

Recruiter
3D Recruit Central
Location
West Thurrock
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
06 Jul 2018
Closes
14 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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

Requirements:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • 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 nikki@3drecruit.com

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

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