Team Manager – Children with Disabilities

London Borough of Lambeth are looking to expand their current team with a dedicated Social Worker looking for an opportunity to join a well-structured and organised team. As well as joining a supportive team our client also offers a competitive salary, opportunities for training to enhance your skills and potential progression within your team. This Children with Disabilities role will be for an initial 3-6 months with potential for extension subject to internal circumstance and your performance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the case loads of 6 social workers.
  • Promote a high standard of recording by workers and quality assure the standard of recording via the supervision process.
  • Ensure that the professional development needs of all staff are met by regular supervision and review, in accordance with the Council’s policy; recorded on appropriate systems and a copy given to each member of staff.
  • Support mentoring and coaching to enhance quality of practice.
  • Attending several meetings in ensuring care planning and decisions are made in the best interest of the child. / Children Such as childcare reviews, child protection conferences, legal planning meetings, Legal tracking, resource panels, complex needs panel whereby joint funding is required court hearings, adoption tracking, placement tracking, NEET tracking, placement stability tracking, semi-independent placement tracking.
  • Using evidence-based practice, work with staff on the development and implementation of quality standards and procedures that will ensure continuous improvement in service delivery.
  • Quality assurance of several reports such as the CPR, Lac reviews reports, Statutory visits, court reports including care plan, statements, Viability assessments, parenting assessments, pathway plans, Peps, social workers cases, monthly supervision audits and a number of other reports.
  • Liaising with Service manager and Assistant Director regarding high profile or complex cases, unallocated work, and performance issues within the Team.
  • Attending Scrutiny Panel to discuss team performance and discuss strategic to improve services and performance
  • Lead, motivate, nurture, and monitor direct reports and multi-agency professionals where appropriate, ensuring the services provided are effective and delivering positive outcomes
  • Experience preferred:

  • Post qualifying experience of working as a Children with Disabilities Team Manager within the UK Social Care industry.
  • Minimum Requirements:

  • HCPC Registration
  • 1 year post qualifying experience within the UK Social Care industry
  • Enhanced DBS/CRB (we can obtain for you)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Benefits of working with Ackerman Pierce:

  • Your own personal consultant
  • Access to a variety of Social Care jobs Nationwide
  • DBS and Compliance Service
  • Quick and Easy Registration Process
  • Access to CPD
  • Guaranteed weekly payment