This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Integrated Team Manager to join Camden’s Integrated Early Years’ Service to work with children, families, early years and childcare settings and partner organisations to help ensure that every child is supported to achieve his or her potential.
- Ensure there is excellent practice in safeguarding and child protection, act safely in accordance with policy and procedure and provide advice and support to practitioners to reflect on their observations, concerns and to assess risk.
- Operationally Lead and manage an integrated multi-disciplinary team, including health visitors and nurses, family workers and nursery nurses, ensuring the team provides high quality universal screening and assessment through delivery of the five mandated child development reviews (healthy child programme).
- Ensure there is effective identification and assessment of children and families’ needs, enabling the provision of targeted support as early as possible, thereby preventing the escalation of need and risk.
- Oversee and support the team to manage caseloads effectively, deliver targeted interventions and/or refer to specialist services, to improve outcomes. This includes supporting team members to undertake the role of Lead professional to coordinate services and lead TAF meetings.
- Oversee and maintain an overview of all universal and targeted casework ensuring there is adherence to procedures and timescales for the allocation of work, high quality assessment of need, SMART action plans and positive impact.
- Maintain a culture of working in partnership with families, responding flexibly and listening to feedback, taking a whole family approach.
Ensure the effective use of systems and processes to provide evidence of work undertaken, overall service performance and undertake quality assurance measures in line with procedures.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To do well in this role you will need to have:
- A professional qualification as a health visitor or social worker or other equivalent and relevant qualification.
- Significant experience of leading and managing teams in a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary environment, including implementing significant change programmes
- Experience of improving outcomes for children under 5 years and their families and knowledge of early childhood development and the factors and interventions contributing to outcomes, especially in the first 1001 days.
- Significant experience of providing case supervision to individual practitioners and teams, including for highly complex cases.
- Experience of working with children under 5 and their families, including those with high levels of vulnerability and complex needs and circumstances, including children with SEND.
- Experience of delivering improved outcomes for children and families and the ability to support practitioners to undertake whole-family assessments, facilitate behaviour change and monitor progress.
- Knowledge and experience of record-keeping and electronic case recording systems (e.g. MOSAIC, SystmOne) and of auditing electronic case files to ensure high quality record keeping
- Significant experience of overseeing and managing early help caseloads, TAF meetings and LP role; undertaking whole family assessments using the common assessment framework (CAF), delivering interventions and developing packages of support
- Experience of developing and maintaining partnerships across a wide network, with the ability to negotiate and influence
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities. Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. Discover and Diversity
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 3rd June 2019
Please quote reference: 1900007V