Our Client in the Redbridge (Area) is looking for an experienced Practice Manager for the Child Protection Team
Child Protection Team
£47.53 per hour
To manage the day-to-day duties in the Child Protection Service including managing contacts, referrals and assessments.
To manage a duty rota and ensure the safe and robust allocation of new Child and Family Assessments and Child Protection enquiries within the team.
To lead, motivate, nurture and manage a team (Social Workers and unqualified staff) to deliver a Children’s Social Care Service on a daily basis.
To ensure that the Service provided is effective and delivers the required outcomes, and Children’s cases are dealt with in a timely manner.
To take responsibility for managing complex cases and undertake specific tasks, responsibilities and duties that contribute positively to the development of the Service.
To lead, contribute and support the development of best practice, policies and procedures within the relevant operational team.
To communicate effectively with a number of other colleagues across the service and take a lead in the development of strong and effective Multi-Agency relationship building.
To take a lead in managing team meetings and other related team functions, in the absence of the Team Manager.
To assist the Team Manager as required, in all aspects of the team’s work including the allocation of work; maintaining, developing and encouraging high professional practice standards; and supporting the supervision and development of individual staff.
To lead a team of HCPC Registered and unregistered staff, and under the direction of the Team Manager, ensure the operational delivery of a Children’s Social Care Service is in accordance with legislation and Local policies and delivers best outcomes for children.
To enable and challenge others to develop their knowledge base and skills, and make evidence based judgements, including improved independent decision making regarding risk.
To be responsible for managing a team including the individual performance management and professional development of staff. This will include establishing regular individual and group supervision arrangements, mentoring and coaching staff, and setting and monitoring developmental targets and objectives whilst balancing this with the development of staff skills and ongoing training and development needs.
To model and use critical reflective skills in management, practice or organisational supervision settings to enhance best practice. Model and support others to maintain professional and personal boundaries, and enhance the skilled use of self in more complex situations.
To lead and develop a working environment that promotes a learning culture and active practice development within the work place.
To keep up to date with good practice guidance, current legislation, Government initiatives, and local policies and procedures with a view to playing a lead role in disseminating these within the team.
To provide consultation, advice and guidance to team members on professional issues.
To assist the Team Manager in developing and maintaining team plans and objectives that ensures delivery of the wider business plan. To take responsibility for ensuring compliance within the team with agreed working practices and identifying and meeting practice development needs.
To represent the Team Manager at internal and external meetings where appropriate, and to act as Deputy to the Manager.
To write complex reports and briefing papers on policy and operational issues for the Team Manager, Service Manager or Head of Service, and to actively participate in a range of meetings, case conferences or task forces, service and project management groups.
To assist in ensuring that team members fulfil expectations in relation to the council’s statutory responsibilities, policies and standards and that all practice is delivered and maintained in accordance with Equality and Diversity policies and procedures.
To assist, when required, in ensuring that the council’s employee communication system (CASCADE) is fully implemented and maintained in order that all employees receive appropriate information and that employee feedback is encouraged.
To participate where appropriate in staff selection processes and ensure that this in accordance with equalities legislation, good practice guidance and Council procedures.
To be aware of health and safety within the workplace and to ensure the safety of staff, clients and others is considered at all times. Included in this role is the responsibility to be aware of safety systems, risk assessments and safety audits.
To assist in ensuring individual training needs are identified and appropriate training plans are developed for the team.
To actively participate in the overall management and development of the service through Team Meetings and Service wide meetings.
This Job Description is a guide to the level and range of responsibilities the post holder will be expected to undertake initially. It is neither exhaustive nor inclusive and may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances and demands.
Extensive post qualification experience which demonstrates the application of technical theories, issues and related principles in complex or specialist areas of Social Care with families with complex needs and applying this in a Social Care setting e.g. Child Protection, Looked after Children, Families in Crisis.
Evidence of excellent assessment skills, including the demonstrable ability to ensure regular reviews and risk management with a variety of individuals, carers or families.
Extensive experience of effectively prioritising work and the ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrable experience of dealing with a wide breath of issues and complex situations and using highly developed analytical skills to provide solution focussed and resource efficient options and outcomes.
Experience of maintaining and developing effective working relationships within a multi-agency partnership setting with evidence of the ability to influence change in order to maintain a focus on the needs of the Service users
Experience of involving service users and carers in the planning, development and evaluation of services.
If you are interested please apply below or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact me on the below details
|Samuel Noakes Regional Team Manager
RT Social Carep:01992 535770 | e:firstname.lastname@example.org | w:www.rt-socialcare.com