Description

Deputy Team Manager - First Response Team

Ref: 18988

Location: Harrow Civic Centre

Directorate: People Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 27/12/2020

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £43,422 - £46,383

Overview

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

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.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

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.

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.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are:

  • Be courageous
    • We are ambitious about what's possible, challenging the status quo and ready to step up and accept a challenge.  
      We make brave decisions to achieve success, delivering on our promises and inspiring others to 'Think Big'.
  • Do it together
    • We build strong, effective relationships across the organisation, sharing our knowledge and breaking down silos.
    • We listen to others opinions to inform decision making and seek opportunities to drive collaboration with those that share our outcome.
    • We value diversity and always treat others with empathy and respect.
  • Make it happen
    • We are outcomes focused, setting clear objectives within a framework and articulating what success looks like.  
    • We are decisive, agile and quick to act.  We know what to do and have the conviction to do it.  
    • We break down barriers and enable others to be more effective.

Other information

  • Support for candidates visit: gov.uk
  • Our behavioural indicators roles below G11and above G11
  • Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'.

Important Note

Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we are happy to be asked. So, if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates... Good luck!

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants 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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