Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Team Manager Permanence

As a Team Manager in Oldham, you will manage a busy team of social workers to deliver effective services. You will be responsible for the management, supervision, and professional development of the members of your team, ensuring that children and young people’s needs are met through quality interventions.

KEY TASKS – Staff Management

1. To undertake a wide range of staff management activities such as recruitment, selection, inductions, sickness monitoring, health & safety, discipline and grievances.

2. To ensure work is allocated appropriately to members of the team and monitor work is completed to expected standards.

3. To appraise staff and ensure training/learning needs are identified and are supported in those needs being met, including those studying for a qualification.

4. To conduct formal supervision of staff to support them professionally to undertake their caseload of work.

5. To promote and ensure staff implement required changes and advances in working practices, and engage with new technology and ICT.

KEY TASKS – Budget Management & Resources

6. Accounting for budget(s) and monitoring spending.

7. Approve funding for Care & Support Plans up to authorised levels.

8. To ensure procedures are followed for ordering goods and services.

9. To ensure all relevant systems (e.g. Frameworki) are updated in a timely manner and information/outcomes are accurately recorded. To maintain a high standard of data quality on social care systems. To ensure all personal information is confidential.

KEY TASKS – Service Delivery and Operational Tasks

10. To ensure Care & Support Plans are established in conjunction with Service Users, Carers and their Families, through needs-led assessment and are implemented, monitored and reviewed for the most effective way to support needs of Service Users, Carers and Families.

11. To support staff in this process and to be a source of specialist expertise, offering advice and guidance as appropriate, for example, with regard to crisis situations and Service Users with acute and complex needs.

12. To monitor and evaluate contracts supporting packages of care to ensure they are being carried out in accordance to required standards.

13. To advise Service Manager/Head of Service of problems/issues preventing compliance with OMBC procedures.

14. To investigate complaints/allegations and report on findings. If required, to take appropriate action in line with OMBC procedures. To follow procedures concerning Freedom of Information Requests and Data Access requests.

15. To act for and advocate on behalf of Service Users, Carers and Families, within the boundaries of corporate and directorate policies, as required.

16. To make recommendations to initiate court proceedings.

17. To build and maintain relationships, both internally within the Council and partnership working with external organisations/agencies. To work with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary setting and ensure work is integrated with other teams or agencies as appropriate.

18. To chair meetings and to co-ordinate activities arising from them as required.

19. To prepare for and take part in audits and inspections of the Service.

KEY TASKS – Service Improvement and Strategic Delivery

20. To collate information about unmet need and to raise issues with the Service Manager/Head of Service of gaps in Service delivery, including contributing ideas for solutions.

21. To develop mechanisms for participation from Service Users, Carers and Families, promoting their involvement in processes, and incorporating their feedback into Service Delivery and Planning as appropriate.

22. To develop, implement and monitor Quality Assurance standards.

23. To achieve the objectives of the Authority and to prepare the Annual Team Plan and contribute to the strategic business planning process, including the Service Improvement Plan, protocols, policies and procedures.

24. To deputise for more senior Managers and/or represent the Service at meetings.

25. To use information to analyse data, compile management information and write reports etc. to use as necessary.

26. To identify and assess risk as part of a risk management process, including health & safety

and facilities management, and act upon assessments.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with adults.
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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