Assistant Team Manager

Assistant Team Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago


Qualified Social Worker – Duty
Location: Merseyside
Pay rate:  £45,428 To: £47,464 per annum

We are looking for experienced and passionate  Assistant Team Manager to manage a team of Social Workers within the Duty Service.   The Duty Service has 4 teams and works 1 week in 4 on duty. The Duty teams receive all referrals from the MASH and undertakes all assessments of children in need and those children subject to section 47 enquiries. You will be supporting the team manager of a busy Duty Team in supporting the team’s response to keeping children safe, this will include supporting performance and practice, developing and mentoring newly qualified social workers. Your experience and knowledge will enable you to be able to support more complex areas of practice, whilst supporting the team manager in chairing strategy meetings and or attending child in need meetings for example. You will have the responsibility of a reduced caseload. This is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise existing skills and develop new ones. You will receive continuous support, development, and career progression opportunities on your journey with us. As part of this Duty & Assessment Team, you will have a passion for making a difference to our children.

Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services. Using your professional knowledge and experience you’ll make assessments and decisions about the most appropriate interventions. Applying your significant Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you’ll establish and maintain relationships with service users and other agencies to ensure services meet identified needs.

You’ll be committed to ensure positive and sustainable results of your interventions. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for children. Most importantly however, you’ll have a passion for supporting children and their families to ensure that they thrive and flourish. Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible.

Perfect candidate will be:

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England.
  • Experienced in working with children and families including those from vulnerable groups.
  • Experience working within, Court, Children in Need and Child Protection.
  • Supporting child and families subject CIN and Child Protection planning, pre-proceedings and court proceedings 
  • Understand factors that impact children including abuse and neglect 
  • Undertake Child & Family Assessments demonstrating effective analysis, decision making, planning and review 
  • Undertake effective direct work with children and families 
  • Creative, flexible and forward thinking in approach.
  • Knowledgeable of Child Protection legislation and understanding of child protection issues.
  • Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for children.
  • Able to use excellent mediation and negotiation skills on behalf of service users.
  • Highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans.
  • Committed to providing our service users with a high-quality service.
  • Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis.
  • 2 Years plus Qualified

In this role you will:

  • Use skills, knowledge, and experience to make full assessment of risks protection and social care needs.
  • Manage an agreed case load.
  • Use specialist communication skills to achieve optimum outcomes for service users.
  • Devise individual care plans, taking account of diversity and promoting dignity and empowerment.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:-

  • A dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to
  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more.

This role is ideally located for those travelling from, Oldham, Trafford, Ashton under Lyne, Macclesfield, Bury, Altrincham, Bolton,  Crewe, Shropshire, Middleton, Urmston, Huddersfield, Irlam, Stretford, Eccles, Salford, Rochdale,  Stockport, Harpurhey, Longsight, Bradford, Chester, Bradford, Northwich, Birkenhead, Widnes, Warrington, Huyton, Wallasey, Sefton, Stockport, Manchester, Ellesmere Port, Wirral, Wigan, St Helens, Runcorn, Queensferry, Wrexham and Skelmersdale and Liverpool

We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this is not the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO (Independence Reviewing Officer), BIA (Best Interest Assessor), MASH, LAC, Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager.