Team Manager - Child Assessment Service
PO6: Starting Salary £45,387 pa rising in annual increments to £48,237 pa (plus £4,700 market supplement)
Working in Lambeth will probably be the toughest but most rewarding job in your career. As our retention statistics show, once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
At Lambeth, our Team Managers are empowering and inspiring our social workers to get the best outcomes for children, young people and their families. We’re now looking for Team Managers to continue the improvements recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection.
Lambeth is a great place for both new and experienced team managers. A Lambeth team manager is the leader for their team, ensuring that the team’s work is purposeful, that risk is managed well and intervention is only undertaken when it is in the child’s best interests. Our clear Children at the Heart of Practice framework (see below) puts the focus back on relationship-based social work and you’ll be supported to deliver this through bespoke training and access to improvement support.
As a Team Manager in the Children’s Assessment Service, you will be responsible for ensuring timely and effective decision-making, case allocation, engaging with the multi-agency partnership, promoting partnership working including developing links with services across Lambeth. You will be key in promoting Lambeth’s Heart of Practice social work principles around relationship based social work and interventions, purposeful assessments, excellent social work practice at the front door, providing reflective supervision and responding to the needs of community.
You will be accountable for the performance of your team and we have high expectations, but you will also have real autonomy to make the changes you see fit. You will be responsible for running regular group supervision with a focus on consistently high practice and you can draw on the support of advanced practitioners who can help your social workers and can co-work the most complex cases in your team. A creative problem-solver, your can-do approach and commitment to quality will inspire your team to achieve excellence.
All our team managers:
· Manage a small team of only six social workers
· Have a dedicated business support officer to support their team
· Are part of active leadership groups which are about embedding our new heart of practice and leadership culture
· Receive high quality ongoing training in systemic theory and methodologies; Signs of Safety and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
· Earn up to £53k including market supplement
· Access to great transport links and a new build office in the heart of Brixton
· Receive a comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits package
Apply today, and be a part of our exciting improvement journey.
Find out more about why Lambeth is a great place to take the next step in your social work career, please visit our website www.inspirelambethsocialcare.com
Please upload your CV after completing the application form on Lambeth Council’s recruitment page.
Closing date for completed application forms is Sunday 23 September at midnight.
Please download the job description via this link