Team Manager - Looked After Children ( LAC )

Liquid Personnel
44229.00 - 48395.00 GBP Annual
10 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Team Manager - Looked After Children ( LAC ) - Guildford, Surrey - GBP44,229 - GBP48,395 per annum If you are keen to progress in to a managerial role and further develop your managerial skills, this is a great opportunity for a Childrens Team Manager who is motivated and experienced to join a Looked After Children ( LAC ) Team. This role is for 36 Hours per week based at Guildford, Surrey. Benefits of the role as a LAC Team Manager:
  • GBP2,000 'Golden Hello'
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Relocation assistance of up to GBP8,000 to help you be closer to work
Job duties as a LAC Team Manager:
  • As a team manager you will support the Service manager in managing a team of social workers and family support workers and you will be the voice between management and social workers.
  • You will line manage social workers which will include, supervision, case management, management of risk, performance management and supporting social workers to develop further and progress.
  • An essential part of your role will be to balance supporting social workers in their roles, whilst also promoting and implementing the organisational goals and targets.
  • Your role will include strategic work such as looking at recruitment and retention whilst working with the management team in Surrey to improve quality of services and develop processes and policies.
  • You can become involved in work streams linked to specific areas such as Child Sexual Exploitation to develop and improve processes and knowledge within the county.
  • You will work with professionals from various teams and services and network to ensure positive links between the team and other parts of the service to ensure effective multi-professional working.
  • You will also have opportunities to develop your own skills and experience within Surrey and continue your own career progression.
Requirement as a LAC Team Manager:
  • A qualified social worker registered with HCPC with a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification.
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
  • An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.
  • Experience of working with Children on CP plans and in Care Proceedings is necessary.
  • Previous managerial experience.
  • An enhanced DBS