Description

Deputy Team Manager, Children in Need  

Ref: 18991

Location: Harrow Civic Centre

Directorate: People Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 28/03/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £43,422 - £46,383 plus market supplement of £1500 per annum

Overview

Harrow is officially a “good” authority and we are seeking energetic and motivated individuals to join us on our journey to become outstanding.

Harrow has embraced innovative practice through the use of Pod model, reflective supervision to achieve effective service delivery for vulnerable children.  We believe that by listening to our frontline social workers and providing good quality training opportunities this will lead to significant improved outcomes for children.

An opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Team Manager (POD Leader) to join the Children in Need team within Harrow Council.   Applicants will be responsible for overseeing assessments for children in need of protection, children looked after and those subject to pre and court proceedings. As a first line manager, you will provide supervision both on a 1-1 basis for your 4 Social Workers, as well as leading pod supervision with your group. You will be overseeing complex social work assessments for children in need / child protection / children looked after and those subject to care proceedings through which you will ensure that the voice of children is routinely captured through the work of your Pod.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough 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

An opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Team Manager (POD Leader) to join the Children in Need team within Harrow Council.   Applicants will be responsible for overseeing assessments for children in need of protection, children looked after and those subject to pre and court proceedings. As a first line manager, you will provide supervision both on a 1-1 basis for your 4 Social Workers, as well as leading pod supervision with your group. You will be overseeing complex social work assessments for children in need / child protection / children looked after and those subject to care proceedings through which you will ensure that the voice of children is routinely captured through the work of your Pod.

Achieving good outcomes for children is at the heart of all we do.

Skills and Experience:

  • Recognised Social Work Qualification (Degree in Social Work, DipSW or CQSW)
  • HCPC Registered
  • Acceptable enhanced DBS
  • Full UK driving license preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of the Children’s Act 1989
  • Detailed knowledge of the “Framework for the Assessment of Children and Their Families”
  • Ability to support Social Workers to undertake complex social work assessments
  • Experience of formulating support, protection and care plans
  • Ability to negotiate with colleagues and partner agencies to resolve differences of opinion
  • Ability to build effective, long lasting relationships with a range of service providers both from statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Experience of managing within a Social Work setting is desirable

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

Other information

Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk 

Our behavioural indicators roles below G11 and above G11

Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'

Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

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