Practice Manager - Child Protection

Location Redbridge
Salary £37 - £39 per hour

Practice Manager post in Redbridge's Child Protection Assessment Team (CPAT)

The successful candidates will play a critical role in managing a duty and assessment team for Children Services, maintaining quality assurance, providing management oversight, robust decision making, and promoting outstanding, child focused practice, in order to safeguard children.

The candidate will be required to come into the office which is based at Lynton House. There will be home working options, but as a front line service there is a requirement as a manager to be visible on duty week.

The successful candidate will also need to come into the office in order to be inducted into the role.
Role involves:

To manage the day-to-day duties in the Child Protection Service including managing contacts, referrals and assessments.

To manage a duty rota and ensure the safe and robust allocation of new Child and Family Assessments and Child Protection enquiries within the team.
To lead, motivate, nurture and manage a team of Social Workers to deliver a Children’s Social Care Service on a daily basis.

To ensure that the Service provided is effective and delivers the required outcomes, and Children’s cases are dealt with in a timely manner.

To take responsibility for managing complex cases and undertake specific tasks, responsibilities and duties that contribute positively to the development of the Service.

To lead, contribute and support the development of best practice, policies and procedures within the relevant operational team.

To communicate effectively with a number of other colleagues across the service and take a lead in the development of strong and effective Multi-Agency relationship building. To take a lead in managing team meetings and other related team functions, in the absence of the Team Manager.