Deputy Team Manager - Children Services, Luton Council

11 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for Deputy Team Manger to work with Luton Borough Council's Children Services.

You will be working closely with the Team Manager in managing and directing a social care, intensive support and stronger families teams, resources and budgets.

As a successful Deputy Team Manger you will be responsible to enable children and young people to remain safely within their home and/or community environment, including appropriate provisions identified by the LA, and ensure they achieve good outcomes through effective social work intervention.

Key Responsibilities -
  • Work closely with the Team manager in managing in the day to day operations of the team.
  • Hold a social work complex caseload as directed by the Team Manager, if appropriate to the needs of the team.
  • Ensure the provision of an effective service to local people by maintaining high standards of professional practice.
  • Maintain effective links and working relationships within the Department and with relevant statutory, voluntary and private agencies.
  • To take responsibility for their own development and that of the team in keeping up to date with new and relevant legislation, research and guidance, peer and user feedback.
  • To provide a social work service of assessment, care planning, child protection and key working within the scope of the Children Act 1989 and related legislation's.

Requirements -
  • In depth experience in a social care field with a particular emphasis on Safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • Experience of staff management.
  • Demonstrable experience of complex decision making in children's social care services.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of competence in the area of social work practice directly related to the Team's role and function.
  • In depth knowledge of legislation, national guidance and best practice, including statutory responsibilities relating to Children and Family Services.
  • Dip SW, CQSW, or recognised equivalent professional social work qualification.
  • Able to work in the evenings, including attending evening meetings as required (up to 3 times per week).

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