Team Manager - Social Work Children's Placements Team

Location Swindon
Salary £38 - £41 per hour
This role is a Team Manager in the Placements Team as Maternity Cover. Key Role responsibilities are as follows:

• To manage a small Placements Team of social workers , placement officers and business support
• To play a key leadership role in the Brokerage Team Project to achieve the development of the new team
• To determine priorities, assess need, safeguard children and provide positive placements so as to promote positive outcomes in line with national standards, working closely and collaboratively with other areas of children’s services, partner and other external agencies.
• To ensure effective monitoring of the quality of placements
• To maintain strong professional relationships with external providers to ensure high quality , stable placements that are value for money
• To provide high support and high challenge to colleagues to ensure children are in the right placement in a timely way