Social Work-children- safeguarding

Location Brent
Salary £36.00 - £38.50 per hour
• The ability to manage children’s social work staff –to plan, allocate and review the work of individual team members and to set, monitor and ensure that consistently high standards of practice are maintained.
• To demonstrate the ability to hold and manage a caseload of the most complex and challenging cases where children may be subject to CP plans, LAC, or be in current court proceedings.
• The ability, where necessary, to be the sole representative of the department in court cases and to be able to act as an expert witness in proceedings.
• The ability to chair key children’s services meetings and to act as the decision maker when care plans are being discussed and then agreed.
• The ability to work alongside the team manager to develop of the effectiveness of the team as a whole as well as the individual workers within it.
• To demonstrate a commitment to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and the ability to understand and implement the policy in relation to the job responsibilities.
• The ability to utilise IT effectively, including e-mail, the Electronic Case Management System and basic word processing. To demonstrate the ability to analyse, collate, interpret and present management information.
• The ability to ensure that services are delivered to the highest professional standards and that the team meets national and local performance indicators.
• The ability to robustly utilise performance management procedures to identify and challenge any performance issues.
• The ability to identify training needs for staff and, in some instances, provide the required training themselves.
• The ability to manage human and financial resources in order to achieve excellent outcomes for children while remaining within the agreed budget targets.
• The ability to develop excellent partnerships with other agencies and represent the department at outside forums.