MASH Childen's - Team Manager - Social Work

Location Bradford
Salary £38 - £41.10 per hour
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Team Manager to work in Bradford’s Integrated Front Door (MASH). The successful candidate will have experience of working in a busy MASH environment and will be confident in the application of threshold. The authority is on an improvement journey and significant improvements have been made and noted in relation to the practice in the front door. More recently Ofsted have told us:
The new integrated front door (IFD), the service which receives contacts and referrals to children’s social care, went live at the height of the first wave of the pandemic in June. The service has been operating at a time of very high demand, and with a dispersed workforce. While the IFD is still being embedded, and adapting to these new demands, practice here is improving. Better, more timely triaging of contacts, clear management oversight, effective use of agency and historical information and an informed analysis of risk lead to an appropriate determination of next steps in most children’s cases. Issues of parental consent, which had been a problem since the judgement inspection, are now better understood
As a Team Manager in the front door you will:
- Manage up to 6 experienced social workers and sign off recommendations at contact/referral stage for children in need of help and protection
- Ensure timely decisions are made for children and contacts are completed within 1 working day of them being received into the service
- Promote learning and development within the team in line with the authorities improvement journey
- Have access to regular supervision from a dedicated Service Manager
- Have access to peer support (there are 5 Team Managers in the Front Door)
We offer flexible working opportunities which is a combination of home working and office based.