We are looking for an experienced Team Manager to join our Children with Disabilities Team in Wokingham. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing quality services to children with disabilities and their families, delivered within a signs of safety practice framework, to support life skills development, increase independence, promote family resilience and keep children safe from harm.
As a Team Manager in the Children with Disabilities Team, you will have responsibility for a team of Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are assessing and providing services to children with disabilities across a range of statutory and non-statutory provisions. You will have line management responsibility for the Assistant Team Manager, oversee day to functions of the Occupational Therapy service and offer personal supervision to Occupational Therapy staff; clinical supervision is provided to the latter through qualified Occupational Therapy staff.
Through effective supervision delivered to the Assistant Team Manager, you will ensure that your team deliver quality social work assessments that appropriately identify risk and need; through robust management oversight you will ensure that they work collaboratively with multi-agency networks to develop and review plans that address and mitigate concerns in a timely manner and are delivered within agreed budgetary parameters. You will have responsibility for the team budgets and be expected to work independently to manage these, reporting back to the Service Manager as required.
As Team Manager, you will lead by example and promote good practice. You will encourage the use of the Signs of Safety framework within the team through the generation of a Team Action Plan and develop a strong culture of performance management that ensures children receive quality and timely services. You will ensure that team training needs are identified and addressed and will work with the Service Manager to ensure team practices align with organisational priorities. With a demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex multi-agency systems and processes, engage with a variety of stakeholders and communicate effectively in both verbal and written form, you will ensure the team functions effectively and outcomes for children are optimised as a result.
Your practical skills as a Social Worker will be supported by a working knowledge of the legislation that governs work with Children with Disabilities, including the Children’s Act 1989 as amended, the Children’s Act 2002, the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014. A Social Work qualification is essential to perform this job role and prior experience of working with children with disabilities is desirable.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Service Manager, Kelli Scott on 07769960864, or to apply send your CV to email@example.com
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
WBC is an equal opportunities employer.