Team Manager -Family Assessment and Support Team

Location Cornwall
Salary £27 - £32 per hour
Under the Service Framework for Quality Assurance and Performance Management (QAPM) the Team Manager is accountable for the consistency and quality of individual and team practice and performance in undertaking child focussed assessments and analysis of strengths, needs and risks, planning, implementation and review – appropriate to the role and function of the team and service area.

The Team Manager leads a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners, playing a lead role in developing, supporting and overseeing the competency and confidence of the front line practitioners. They achieve this through developing a team learning and performance culture, maintaining and championing expertise in specific areas of practice, driving improvement through learning from experience and reference to evidence-based practice.

The Team Manager provides reflective supervision, mentoring, coaching and appraisal to the Principal Social Worker (PSW) and to other professionally qualified and unqualified practitioners within the team. The Team Manager is responsible for supporting the health and wellbeing of all team members in line with their duty of care set out in the Council’s employment relations policy and procedures.

The Team Manager holds team members to account for the quality of their practice and performance in helping and protecting children and young people, where necessary utilising the Council’s policies and procedures for attendance at work, capability and disciplinary issues.

The Team Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining effective partnership working with local agencies and groups in the team area, especially Police, Health, Probation and Court colleagues, Schools and voluntary/community groups. The Team Manager deputises for the Service Manager /Head of Service as required