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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Team Manager

London Borough of Havering
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/11/2020 at 15:40 PM

Grade 10- £48,495-£52,594 (plus £4000 market supplement)

About Us

Children’s Social Care in Havering is a fast improving service, innovating within the sector and has a clear vision what are positive outcomes for children, young people and families and how we achieve them. Following our OFSTED inspection, Children’s Services achieved a Good rating, and we continue on an upward journey to deliver an outstanding service to children and families.

Develop your social care career in systemic practice and join this innovative teaching borough within Havering. We support all our social workers to deliver a face to face relationship based practice where you are able to provide evidenced based interventions to children and families in our community.

Havering is investing in Children’s Services by ensuring all social workers have access to innovative resources and receive free accredited systemic training. By joining Havering you will also have access to case consultations from our in-house Clinical Team to enable you to confidently deliver quality practice. Our senior management team are accessible to our workforce and we actively encourage and facilitate high support and high challenge through co-production in the service.

Head offices are centrally located in Romford Town centre, only 18 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station. Romford is in the hub of the Havering; our centralised bus system enables easy transports links across the entire borough.

We offer onsite subsidised car parking, easily accessible within the M25, A12, A406 and A127. In addition to the benefits available specifically to social care staff, you also have access to the benefits available to staff from our corporate package.

Our offer to you;

  • High level of management support
  • Access to accredited systemic practice across the whole workforce within the Social Care Department. This is delivered in partnership with the Institute of Family Therapy.
  • Manageable caseloads
  • Leading innovation, with two DfE funded Innovation Programmes focused on trying new ideas and changing how we work
  • ‘Obsessions’ where we focus on particular areas to strengthen them with our current focus on Assessments
  • Partnerships to develop a DfE funded Teaching Partnership across East London
  • Dedicated Social Care Academy which defines the support and training offer to all social care staff
  • Flexible working arrangements, allowing employees the opportunity to establish a way of working that suits the service and your needs
  • Smart Working equipment supplied to all as standard.

For more information, to see how our services are setup and to see our vision, please visit www.socialworkhavering.com/childrens

Team Manager - Intervention Support Service

 Directly manage a multi-disciplinary social work team, to support and embed the strategic planning of the service.

To provide management in the delivery of efficient operational services to ensure the delivery of high quality, fully integrated services to children, young people and their families; in line with the requirements of national legislation (including government regulation, local policy and best practice.

Provide direct oversight and decision-making on highly complex cases within the team, and across the service area as required, such as missing children, Newly Qualified social work development, adolescent safeguarding, chairing meetings etc.

Deputise for the Group Manager/Team managers across the service

Financial decision making and accountability for team budget within the agreed budgetary limits. Working with the wider management team to inform commissioning and market management/development to ensure service provision meets local need and delivers improving outcomes for children and families and value for money

To be responsible for assigned projects

Responsible for the HR management, performance and resource allocation for the team and to manage the ongoing development of the service through the continuous improvement and performance management structures

Support Face to Face working and guide collaborative partnership working with multi-agencies and across other social work teams in providing high-level

Recognise diversity, apply anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles within practice and show a commitment to addressing disproportionality.

You should be committed to being a part of a strong team.  The ability to be pro-active and hit the ground running will enable you and your team to provide our service users with a high quality service

  • Experience of working with children and families including complex assessments and statutory work.
  • Experience of direct working with children and adults from vulnerable groups.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary interagency basis and ability to negotiate on behalf of service users.
  • Substantial (e.g. minimum of 3 years) post qualification experience in a statutory setting.
  • CQSW or CSS or DipSW.
  • Evidence of post qualification study.
  • Recent post qualification training in working with children & families and child protection e.g. PQ Child Care Award; AMP; Achieving Best Evidence.
  • Practice teaching award or a willingness to undertake this training.
  • Current HCPC registration.
  • Experience of mentoring and supervising newly qualified

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30/11/2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews be scheduled for soon after 9th December 2020.

Havering children’s social care virtual recruitment evening

Thinking about working for Havering Children’s Services, but want to find out more information before making your decision? Why not come along to our virtual recruitment evening on Tuesday 24 November 6pm – 8pm. Book your place here.

Please view Team Manager Job Profile here