Search Consultancy is working with an authority in Lancashire to recruit a Practice Manager into a First Response Team on a temporary basis. The successful Practice Manager will have recent involvement and experience within Children and Families Teams. The successful candidate will be joining a well-established and supportive team.
If you are passionate about making a difference and have the knowledge, skills and experience to motivate a social work team by providing expert supervision and contributing to a culture of learning and reflection, then you should apply for this exciting role within Children's Social Care.
Responsibilities of the role include:
* The role of Practice Manager is an exciting and important role within Children's Social Care;
The Practice Manager post is a first line management role developed to provide supervision, case direction and decisions to a small team of social workers and support workers within various Children's Social Care teams.
* These practice managers will be responsible for the allocation of work, QA and out coming of work. They will provide direct supervision to social workers and ensure that practice is of a good quality and meets the needs of children. Practice managers are required throughout the county and will be line managed by a team manager.
* As an integrated part of service delivery, Practice Managers will be responsible for the safe allocation of work, ensuring effective and analytical assessments are common practice within the teams whilst also driving the effective use of risk management and care planning procedures.
* The Practice Manager will significantly contribute to a learning culture where staff development and learning is of high priority within the teams. The Practice Manager will be managed by the Team Manager; however they will be supported by the Senior Managers within their locality and will be encouraged to focus on real social work and providing a high quality service to any child, young person and family with whom they work.
To be considered for this role you must be a qualified Social Worker and have significant experience in children's social work.
This role is subject to a Social Work Qualification, HCPC registered, eligible to work in the UK, A full UK license holder, DBS and references
Search Consultancy operates a competitive referral scheme whereby we award £150 to any Qualified Social Worker who goes on to work at least 3 weeks in a temporary position. Please call Madge on [Click here to apply] for further details.
Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age