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Assistant/Deputy Team Manager Children's Team - Swindon, Wiltshire job description

13 march 2018

Assistant/Deputy Team Manager Children's Team

Deputy team manager required within a Long Term Children's Team. This would suit an experienced qualified social worker with ATM/Deputy experience looking for a new challenge. You must have experience at this level within Children and Families.

Main responsibilities:

Assist the team manager to provide day to day management of the team, providing appropriate support, supervision and performance management to ensure the delivery of high quality services, the safety and well-being of the staff and effective use of resources.

* To quality assure the work of the team by a range of means including file audit, observations, and reflective supervision, and any other means as outlined in the quality assurance framework, and contribute to further developments of the framework.
* Support the team manager with the management and monitoring of team performance, making good use of performance information to drive up standards in the team, and manage individual performance/tackle under-performance and ensure members of the team are supervised regularly in line with expectations.
* To assist the team manager with taking accountability for the legal process on behalf of the Council, attending Court as necessary.
* To Chair a range of meetings as required ensuring high quality decision making for users of the service.
* Demonstrate clear decision making, and problem solving to ensure effective risk management, planning and good outcomes for service users and their families.

The ideal candidate will have...


* assistant/Deputy team manager experience
* Experience of Court work
* A proven track record of good interpersonal and communication skills
* Must have own car

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

* Recognise the high level of confidentiality required in relation to service users, carers and families and help to manage sufficient security of such information.

* Deputise in the absence of the team manager in a range of duties as required.
* To manage complaints effectively and ensure complaints are resolved as quickly as possible, ensuring responses to complaints are of good quality and reflect understanding of the customer issues.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

Assistant or Deputy Team Manager
Dip SW or equivalent
Job Reference:CMRB09
Position Type:Contract
Market Sector:Health & Social Care, Practitioner & Technician
Duration:3 months
Working Hours:Full-Time
Location:Swindon, Wiltshire
Contact:Colette McKay, Randstad Care, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Phone:0330 024 8775