Social Worker- Children's Safeguarding

Location Gloucestershire
Salary £43.00 - £45.50 per hour
To lead, manage and be accountable for a team of social workers and other professionals in the delivery of statutory duties to children, young people and families. This is what we need you to do:  Lead and provide day to day management of the team, providing appropriate support, personal development review and performance management to ensure the delivery of high quality services, the safety and well-being of the staff and effective use of resources.  Develop a clear team plan which links the strategic objectives of the organisation, local improvements in performance and learning from complaints.  Provide monthly supervision which is reflective but provides clear direction and challenge and prevent drift and delay in the child’s journey.  Provide management oversight on all cases which evidences understanding of risk.  Quality assure the work of the team by a range of means including case file audit, DIP sampling, observations, and reflective supervision, and any other means as outlined in the quality assurance framework, and contribute to further developments of the framework.  Manage effectively the workflow within social work case loads to ensure that children and young people’s needs are met appropriately within a timely manner.  To have management oversight on strategy meetings, CP conferences and PLO meetings, ensuring the quality and timeliness are achieved.  Make use of performance data and lead on the management and monitoring of team performance, holding performance clinics to improve operational outcomes in the team.  Managing individual performance/tackling under-performance and ensuring members of the team are supervised regularly in  Demonstrate clear decision making, and problem solving to ensure effective risk management, planning and good outcomes for children and their families.  Ensuring all decision making is recorded on the child’s file  Develop quality relationships with internal and external stakeholders ensuring the best outcomes are achieved for children and young people.  Make clear decisions around threshold for cases that are part of a legal planning meeting, strategy decisions, ensuring at each point risk is evaluated.  Ensure there is compliance within the team in regards to GCC policies and procedures including data inputting, case recording and confidentiality.  Lead and provide a culture of continuous professional development, keeping up to date with government guidance and legislation and evidence based practice.  Manage the budget of the team effectively and take actions to ensure the budget does not overspend.  Manage complaints effectively and ensuring complaints are resolved as quickly as possible and ensuring responses to complaints are of good quality and reflect understanding of the customer issues and in line with council procedures.  Support, promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people.  Lead on all people management areas of work including human resources and SAP responsibilities