Deputy Team Manager - First Response Team - G11

Ref
18988
Vacancy type
Harrow Council
Location
Harrow
Salary
£41,430 - £44,253
Contract type
Permanent
Full/Part-time
Full-time
Hours
36
Start date
ASAP
Closing date
31/07/2019
Description

Harrow Council’s children and families division is looking for a deputy team manager to join their children and young people services team.

The post holder will report into the team manager on the first response team and will be responsible for deputising 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, The post holder will 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.

This role will also involve 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 be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:

  • A detailed knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and related regulations and guidance.
  • A detailed knowledge of the “Framework for the Assessment of Children and their Families”
  • Experience of undertaking complex social work assessment and practice which take fully into consideration the child/young person’s background and lifestyle choices.
  • Experience of user consultation and participation focusing on the needs of service users and carers.
  • Experience of undertaking complex social work assessment and practice which take fully into consideration the child/young person’s background and lifestyle choices.
  • A recognised professional Social Work qualification (e.g. Degree in Social Work, Dip SW or CQSW).
  • Ability to discuss and negotiate with colleagues and partner agencies and to resolve differences of opinion or refer these to an appropriate level of management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and directly both verbally and in writing.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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