Children’s Team Manager - Family Support and Protection

Posted 11th Feb, 2024
Location
Tower Hamlets
Salary/rate
£55,158 – £58,197
Hours
Full-time
Working arrangements
Blended
Contract type
Permanent
Closing date
29th Feb, 2024
About the role

Salary: Grade L - £55,158- £58,197 plus retention allowance of £4971 per annum and zones 2&3 travel card

 

We are recruiting Team Managers post in Family Support and Protection Service in the Supporting Families Division. The Team Manager posts will be based at LBTH Town Hall, in Whitechapel and work with children and young people.

Our Family Support and Protection Service consists of 10 social work teams, and as the Team Manager you will be responsible for leading Social Workers and Advanced Practitioners in your teams specialising in either Child in Need, Child Protection or Children in Care cases. You will ensure that the team is supported and all interventions being undertaken are planned, purposeful and focussed. Fundamentally making sure that risk is managed well and intervention is only undertaken when it is in the child’s best interests.

 

About the role

  • Provide leadership and management of the Team ensuring there is a clear focus on purpose and outcomes
  • Ensure the Team(s) achieve the required outcomes, including a strong focus on children and families, to include the ongoing identification of the needs of the client group.
  • Achieve positive outcomes for children within the social care system, ensuring that children are safeguarded through effective decision making and practice
  • Ensure social work intervention in the lives of children and families is of a consistently high standard and meets the needs of Tower Hamlets diverse communities.
  • To ensure equality of access to social work services

 

 See JD for full details

About you

About you

  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of child protection practices
  • Provide direct line management and supervision to practitioners including ASYEs who work with children and young people under statutory obligations
  • Manage and lead staff to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery, including developing and improving staff capability
  • Be responsible for and report upon the teams budgetary position, ensuring affective use of resources
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with key partner agencies in order to develop and support children and families who are in need
  • Support children to achieve permanency when children become looked after
  • Commitment to your own personal development and professional growth

 

 Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the legislative framework within which Social Care operates, inclusive of regulation, national guidance and procedures specific to this post.
  • Thorough understanding of quality assurance an ability to integrate this understanding into practice
  • A nationally recognised or other social work England recognised social work qualification
  • social work experience and experience of supervising/mentoring others
  • A commitment to working transparently; in partnership with children, young people, families, and partner agencies

 

 

About Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets offers the best of London in one borough.

We believe the best place for children is to be raised within their own families, immediate or wider, wherever it is safe and appropriate to do so.​ Social Workers are at the core of our work with children and families. Our approach is about enabling social workers to build relationships and strengthen families by working with people in a compassionate and understanding way. ​

We are determined to continue our journey of improvement and deliver outstanding services for children and families of Tower Hamlets, and our offer to staff includes:

  • The opportunity to work in a richly diverse, challenging and supportive inner London Borough

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Investing in the workforce with end-to-end career support

  • A manageable and diverse caseload and good quality reflective supervision

  • Steps to Success, coaching, and bespoke learning and development support from the Learning Academy to develop your practice, with a clear framework for career development and progression into leadership.

  • Travel card/season ticket loan, Cycle to Work scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working 

  • Discounted gym membership, access to free eye test, rent deposit scheme and & You at Work discounts as well as many other benefits

  • Generous annual leave package and wellbeing service

  • Smarter Working with new modern technology

If you have any questions about applying for this role, please contact Nazma Rabbani, Project Officer at Nazma.Rabbani@towerhamlets.gov.uk. For an informal discussion about working in Supporting Families at Tower Hamlets please contact Sam Nair, our Principal Social Worker at Sam.Nair@towerhamets.gov.uk