Children in Care Team Manager

Lancashire, Lancashire
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW348140_1549554655
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-07
  • Location: Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-08
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A fab opportunity has arisen for Children's Team Manager to join a Children in Care Team within Lancashire area.

To provide leadership and to manage a team of qualified social workers and alternatively qualified staff, to ensure a high quality professional social work service delivering positive outcomes. The postholder is responsible for managing performance, quality assurance, resources and budgets in collaboration with the Service Manager.

The responsibilities of a Children's Team Manager includes:

  • Lead, motivate, nurture and manage a team (social workers and others), ensuring the service provided is effective, and delivering positive outcome
  • To provide expert practice advice and guidance in relation to all work allocated within the team, including the most complex cases
  • Comply with legislative and organisational standards and manage effectively so that performance targets and service objectives are met
  • Maintain a legally based, human rights perspective when interventions are made in the lives of individuals, families and communities experiencing complex social and family problems
  • Contribute and support the development of practice, procedures and policy and specifically the professional development of the team they lead
  • Accountable for the practice of social workers within the team and provide or monitor effective and professional practice supervision, as well as completing performance appraisals - using tools available address all areas of under-performance

Requirements of a Children's Team Manager:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent experience working within Children in Care
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £23.03 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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