Team Manager (Assessment)

Location:

Haringey Council - River Park House

Closing Date:

28 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO7
Salary: £56,172 – £59,328 per annum
Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week)
Closing Date: Sunday 14th April 2024
Interview Date: Week commencing 22nd April 2024

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

The Assessment Service consists of five Assessment teams, each led by a Team Manager managing up to five social workers.
As part of this position, you will:

  • Ensure that social workers are well supported to do the task that they need to do to safeguard and promote the health and well-being of the children and young people of Haringey.
  • Complete comprehensive Child and Family Assessment that identify plans to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
  • Initiate Child Protection and Children in Need plans, as well as initiate proceedings in family courts when required.

About You

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the work allocated to your team, ensuring that this is completed to the highest standards and with the child’s welfare central to decision making, and as a Team Manager, you will be a strong leader who demonstrates good quality management oversight. You should:

  • It is essential that you have a relevant social work qualification and registered with SWE.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, preferably in a similar setting.
  • Previous Social Worker management experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrate strong management and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to take responsibility for managing an individual caseload, having regard to the relative needs of all service users whilst ensuring an effective us of time and resources.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

 

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