In this critical role, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management, supervision and deployment of your team members. There will be some tough objectives to meet in both the department and the service area. However, you’ll ensure that quality assurance standards are in place.
Managing a team which will include a Principal Social Worker, Assistant Team Manager and a number of Social Workers, you’ll oversee and monitor the allocation, review, transferal and closing of cases. Colleagues will rely on your professional leadership to ensure that all targets are met and our performance continually improves.
You’ll be a shining example of core social work values and best practice, consistently meeting performance targets and promoting a learning culture. With a proven track record in complex casework, you’ll actively share your knowledge and skills providing key support in areas such as practice education for student social workers.
It’s excellent preparation for becoming a Social Work Manager. You’ll deputise for the Team Manager and represent the team in working groups to raise the quality and effectiveness of the service.
You’ll bring the full range of social work values, knowledge and skills that will improve the lives of children in need and their families. Registered to practice with the HCPC, you’ll show great competence in assessment, planning, implementation and review (APIR). Working across a wide range of cases, your remit will extend to child protection, care proceedings and looked after children.
Someone who thrives on collaborative working, you’ll co-ordinate the team around the child to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to safeguarding.
Importantly, you’ll have the organisational skills to work with 15-18 children and young people, make links with Partner agencies and keep accurate, up-to-date records.
Continuous improvement will play a huge role in your performance, whether that’s through post-qualifying training or rigorous self-evaluation. In our eyes, the best Social Workers are those who can learn from constructive feedback and show full accountability for their personal performance.
The purpose of the role is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Wandsworth by ensuring care planning is effective and care proceedings cases progress in a timely fashion and by identifying opportunities to improve service delivery.
The role will operate across all sections of Children’s Social Care and will involve working closely with Team Managers, Service Managers, Heads of Service , Legal colleagues, the Court, and other local authorities and organisations.
This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in all aspects of the future of the Children’s Services in Wandsworth.
This post will be based in our leaving care service with close operational ties and regular contact with our 0-25 Service for Children and Young People with a disability.
The post will work with young people who are considered vulnerable but may have not crossed the threshold for a service for young people with a disability.
This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a developing service, improving outcomes for young people in the care of the authority. The post holder will carry a reduced personal case load of direct of direct work and will also offer advice and support to personal advisers in the leaving care service.
"I've worked in plenty of Councils, but I can see positive change happening in Wandsworth. I'm proud to be part of that"
Rebecca - Social Worker