Team Manger

V20101954

£35 - £40 Per Hour

Full Time

Temporary

St Helens, Merseyside

Social Care

Posted about 1 month ago

Expires in 15 days

Job Description
Team Manger - Fostering Team
St. Helens
£35 - £40 per hour
 
The Talent Crowd are looking to recruit an experienced Fostering Team Manager for our Client in St. Helens.  
Duties of the role:
To offer management oversight to the Fostering Team including assessment, support and supervision of mainstream and connected carers, with responsibility for the direct line management and supervision of up to 6 qualified Social Workers undertaking the below responsibilities.

  • Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings.
  • Be accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, evidence-based tools, critical reflection and analysis to inform this.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the range of theories and models for social work intervention with individuals, families, groups and communities and the methods derived from them.
  • Identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations. Deliver protective and/or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after. To maintain up to date assessments, care plans and reviews.
  • Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high-risk situations. Model and help others develop communication skills
  • Attend and represent the department at a range of multi-disciplinary forums and undertaking the role of Chair as required.
  • Undertake Achieving Best Evidence interviews as required.
  • Undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in line with Children in Need, Child Protection and Care plans.
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and in partnership within the Council and across multi - agency boundaries.
  • Contribute to current practice expectations, identifying areas of poor practice issues and taking appropriate action.
  • Model inclusive practice in relation to identity and diversity, challenging any issues of concern.
  • Take responsibility for obtaining regular professional supervision to ensure effective practice, reflection and career development.
  • Prepare and participate in Performance and Development Reviews, identifying areas for improvement and carrying out agreed learning and development opportunities including using research to inform practice.
  • Ensure that reports are up to date, of a high quality and submitted according to appropriate timescales.
  • Ensure that expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded.
  • Be responsible for accurate, sensitive, timely and up to date data entry on all cases including:
  • Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date and only divulged in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the local government common law duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Service facing court proceedings.
  • Undertake any other duties as directed from time-to-time to meet the exigencies of the service.
 
Requirements:
  • You should hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS
  • Current registration with Social Work England
  • Enhanced DBS
  • References
For more information please contact; madge.smith@thetalentcrowd.com

Madge Smith

Madge.Smith@thetalentcrowd.com

0161 676 4879

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