HJR are recruiting for a Team Manager and Qualified Social Worker for our Client ISWP in Reading Berkshire providing Professional Social Work Services. The service is a private social work services supporting Local Authorities as well as private clients. The candidate will need to have management experience within child protection as well as experience of family law child court proceedings. For this job role the successful candidate will lead social work practice within the organisation and ensure that social work assessments completed are of a high caliber as well as oversee statutory social work visits, the family contact service, parenting support and parenting work for families.
The successful candidate is expected to provide exemplary leadership, management, and professional guidance to a team of social workers, business support officers, independent social workers, support worker. The successful candidate will be expected to complete some social work tasks from time to time which include statutory social work visits and assessments and these can be within the UK or Abroad.
To ensure the delivery of a high quality, comprehensive, integrated, systemically informed social work service within the ISWP Framework.
To promote and govern excellent social work practice, including assessing need, planning, and working purposefully with families, support networks and other professionals to safeguard children and young people, and promote positive outcomes.
To promote excellent business process and ensure growth and development of the business.
To ensure the delivery of a social work service which is both relationship-based and responsive to the needs of children, young people, and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines.
To promote, lead and manage the development of excellent and confident practitioners.
Promote and govern excellent practice
1.Through leadership and management, promote and govern excellent practice to deliver high quality outcomes for children, young people and families in safeguarding and care/ pathway planning, ensuring accountability for high professional standards which comply with procedures, agreed timescales and targets. Ensuring the safety of children and young people remains the highest priority.
2.Responsible for management of the business support team and social work practitioners, students and newly qualified social workers, support workers and overseeing workload and performance management.
3.To provide professional guidance to a team of social workers, business support officers, independent social workers, support workers and where required other practitioners, both directly and within their team. The successful candidate will be expected to complete some social work tasks from time to time which include statutory social work visits and assessments and these can be within the UK or Abroad.