Deputy Manager - First Response - Harrow


  • £40617 - £43383 per annum
  • Posted: 31/08/2017
  • Harrow HA1 1ES Harrow
  • Job Ref: 487100745
  • Permanent

Job Details

Network Healthcare is currently recruiting for a Deputy Team Manager to work in the First Response Team in Children Services, Harrow. This is a full time permanent position.

The main role of the Deputy Manager is to deputise for the Team Manager as and when necessary and to assist in the execution of all managerial functions relating to the smooth running of the social care teams in Targeted Support. In addition to this, the role will involve undertaking the following duties:

To assist Team Managers in supervising and supporting Social Care staff, to provide
a range of family support services for children in need, including those in need of
protection, children looked after, those subject to public care proceedings and where
directed by the court those subject to private care proceedings.

To oversee and quality assure complex Parenting Assessments requested by social
care teams.

To oversee and quality assure multi-disciplinary assessments recommended by
formal planning process resulting in written statements and verbal evidence in care
proceedings.

To take responsibility for developing skills, expertise and knowledge for a wide range
of practice issues and to provide consultation, coaching and mentoring within the
Team, and across the Service as a whole. This will include taking responsibility to
maintain and develop professional links and leads with partner agencies and the
voluntary sector.

To improve the quality of work done by social workers; including effective case
management, purposeful evidence based interventions, analytical assessments and
high quality written work.

To provide reflective supervision to Social Workers and Social Care Staff including
Students

To develop specialist areas of expertise as required, for example - early
permanency, family justice reforms, early help and safeguarding. Multi-agency
working and evidence based social work.

In order to be considered for this position candidates must hold a Social Work degree, have a valid HCPC registration, have recent supervisory experience in a First Response Team or Child Protection Team, have excellent knowledge of relevant childrens legislation, be committed and dedicated to safeguarding children, be motivated to making a difference.

In return our client is able to offer a fantastic salary of £40,617-£43,383 dependant on experience + £1500 market supplement, a £6000 retention package (terms and conditional apply), free HCPC renewal, free DBS, paid annual leave, excellent training and development opportunities, fast and hassle free interview process, supportive management team, free car parking, £6000 relocation package, pension scheme and more.