Assistant Team Manager - Children and Families

Contract type: Full Time

Location: Wandsworth

Salary: Up to £46,347 plus performance related pay.

At Wandsworth, we believe that if we invest in new ways of thinking and working, you’ll have everything you need to do the job you trained for. In turn, that means we’re able to deliver the best possible support for children and young people.

Working closely alongside our Team Manager to deliver our vision and strategic values, you will have direct responsibility for three or four social workers, as well as any newly-qualified colleagues, students, trainees and support staff.

Using MI and audit findings, you will oversee performance management and quality assurance, making certain that examples of excellence are shared. You will also mentor and support social workers in dealing with their most complex cases – ensuring that they receive high-quality supervision and that team members have the opportunity for reflection and analysis.

We’ll expect you to deputise for the Team Manager when required and support them across a range of areas, including recruitment and retention of staff and the chairing of meetings.

In lieu of carrying your own caseload, you will be expected to act as an expert in this specialist field, offering advice and guidance, while establishing collaborative working with allied health and social care professionals. You will bring together and co-ordinate the team around the child to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to safeguarding.

An HCPC-registered graduate with an appropriate social work qualification, it’s obviously vital you have systematic knowledge of relevant legislation and are familiar with new evidence-based research. We are also looking for an advanced qualification in social work (such as a specialist award in working with children and families) or evidence that you can work to this level.

You will have experience of managing a team or service with a similar complex caseload and will have a well-developed understanding of assessment, planning and intervention.

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