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Team Manager - Children's Services

Location: MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 40.00-40.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-397623

Our client, a Greater Manchester Local Authority is seeking a Team Manager Children's Services

Pay rate is £40.00 per hour (umbrella).

The role will involve the following:

  • To manage the Team in line with Service policy, procedure and guidelines
  • To implement the Council’s Supervision Policy
  • Adhere to the Council’s Human Resource Guidelines for Managers, with particular
  • reference to:
  • Recruitment and Selection,
  • Ensure that the training and development needs of staff within the Team are evaluated and actioned in accordance with the Authority’s GEARS programme and the Service Training Strategy.
  • Ensure that the staffing practices of Team are in accordance with Council policy e.g. in relation to casual/temporary employment.
  • Operate Personnel Practices within the Authority’s scheme of delegation and follow agreed processes with employees and Trade Unions.
  • Management of Finance & Resources
  • Management of all budgets held by the Team
  • Responsibility for budget monitoring and for the control of income and expenditure within approved levels.
  • Manage allocation of work in accordance with priorities, ensuring that assessments,
  • Care plans and review functions are implemented where required and monitored and reviewed according to local procedures and priorities.
  • Maintain effective workload monitoring within the Team.
  • Contribute to the development of unit costs for the Team’s activity.
  • Participate in out of hours management cover as appropriate to the service area.
  • Contribute to proposals for cost effective use of resources and plans for disinvestments and reinvestment.
  • Management of Quality & Performance
  • Responsibility for ensuring that work is undertaken to meet agreed standards but always striving for excellent practice
  • Drive up quality of practice particularly in relation to assessments, report writing, record keeping and meeting of statutory timescales.
  • Establish, sustain and develop a quality audit system within the Team to ensure that the Team delivers services to the required standard and specifications.
  • Contribute to the management of quality in the Service.
  • Manage the performance of the Team, setting individual Team targets.
  • Supervise staff in accordance with the supervision policy including the regular audit of casework and feedback to staff.
  • Share learning about good practice and to contribute to training and development activities to progress continuous professional development for all team members.

Are you considering a move? If not, could you pass this on to your friends and colleagues? – we are offering £250 for every successful recommendation!!

Requirements of the role:

  • Qualified Social Worker.
  • SW England registered.

If this isn’t the job for you, please have a think about whether you can recommend a friend or colleague – we are offering **£250** PER successful recommendation.

Please also remember we offer a substantial CPD fund!! Our Social Workers utilise their funds for training courses, books or to fund their trips to conferences and other relevant events. This can often be £500++++ !!! (depending on hours/days worked)

Would you consider joining us? I’m free to talk every week-day from 8am onwards and happy to take evening calls too if it’s easier. And if we’re very lucky, perhaps you might tell your friends too – don’t forget we offer £250 per successful referral.

CALL: 0151 242 6248
EMAIL: patrick.hughes@reed.com

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