Assistant Team Manager (Social Work) - Children with Disabilities

Location Berkshire
Salary £30 - £35.01 per hour
Case work
1. Oversee the management of an allocated caseload, to include complex assessments of children, families and parenting and other work to meet statutory requirements.
2. Ensure timely preparation and submission of written reports, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in County and High Courts. Support workers in court and in presenting evidence.
3. Chair reviews, planning meetings, case conferences and strategy meetings as appropriate.
Team management
4. Manage a group of staff within a team of Social Workers and support staff, applying WBC staff policies and procedures as appropriate.
5. Undertake/oversee allocation of work to direct reports and agree service priorities, monitor case files, case records and deal with management issues as they arise
6. Provide advice and support to members of the team in relation to complex cases
7. As directed, be involved with or lead on matters of recruitment, training and personal development, absence management, retention, grievance/disciplinary succession and work force planning
8. Model leadership competencies and behaviours that continuously develop staff and services.
9. With the team manager, monitor the quality of service delivery and outcomes, taking action as necessary to address under-performance or inadequate quality.
10. Ensure oversight of and adherence to agreed resource packages and contribute to the resource planning for the overall team.
11. Identify significant incidents, events or trends, and inform team/service manager in order to ensure effective and timely management and resolution.
12. To monitor, assess and manage risk within the delivery of the service and escalate issues to managers in a timely manner.
13. Contribute to the development of strategy, services and policies in area of expertise, ensuring service delivery within relevant legislation and regulation.
14. Develop and maintain internal and external working relationships with partner organisations and external agen