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Deputy Team Manager

Posted: 11th July 2019
  • Location: Barnet, London
  • Salary: GBP25 - GBP30 per hour
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

FRCE Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for a DTM to join their Fostering Support and Development Team within North London.

To provide a quality social work service to children, young people and their families/careers to ensure an environment which promotes their welfare and that enables children wherever possible to remain within their family networks and to live within their communities.

The responsibilities of a Deputy Team Manager include:

*To ensure that services are delivered in partnership with all key stakeholders so that children's assessed needs are met on a planned, holistic basis within a family setting whenever this is consistent with their best interests.
*To deal with complex issues creatively and effectively in order to develop a responsive and effective service for users, delivered within designated budgets.
*To provide professional supervision to members of the team
*To develop specialist knowledge in the field for which the post carries management responsibility, acting as a resource to both peers and more senior colleagues
*To support the Team Manager in, assessing, allocating, reviewing and closing cases. To keep abreast of developments in all the cases covered by the team.
*To assess the level of risk and/or service to be offered to users, ensuring that the highest priority work is allocated and that the safety and wellbeing of the child is secured. This includes making decisions about the immediate safety of children at risk of significant harm.
*To think creatively and imaginatively in order to solve complex professional problems concerning individual children, their families and other carers.
*To develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant statutory and independent sector agencies e.g. teachers, doctors, psychiatrists, health visitors, police officers, requiring the capacity to advice and influence as appropriate.
*To chair or participate in reviews and meetings attended by users as well as by colleagues and representatives of other agencies, as above. Also, to represent the Family Service and the wider Children's Service at meetings both within and outside the Council.
*To provide information, including written reports, to ensure effective service delivery and to influence strategy development
*To take lead responsibility for the development and ongoing implementation of children's plans within the relevant service area.
*To secure services for children, their families and across the Service as needed, and in accordance with the relevant schedules of delegated authority
*To co-ordinate and manage care proceedings as required, ensuring that reports and statements are produced to a high standard and within the agreed deadlines, instructing Counsel and Council solicitors as appropriate and representing the council in court.
*To assist the Team Manager in investigating and preparing replies to Freedom of Information requests and Members' enquiries, and to deal with complaints according to corporate procedures.
*To provide a responsive service to emergency situations ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the child. This may involve working outside core hours and being available for discussion, advice and decision making.
*To secure good outcomes for children and the most efficient use of the council's resources.
*To maximise the participation of children, their families and other carers in service and care planning.
*To promote the role of the council as corporate parent.
*To promote equality of opportunity for users in accessing the services provided.

Requirements of a DTM:

*HCPC registered
*2 years recent experience working within Frontline Children's Services (always 2 years but the experience will differ from each team)
*An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £32.00 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Olivia on or contact number

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