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Team Leader, Family and Youth Support Team

Job reference: HQ00087159
Kingston upon Thames
Up to £38.00 per hour
Social Worker


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated social worker to work within a family and youth support team based in Kingston Upon Thames. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this locum social worker job is £28 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

The post holder will provide operational management to one of the three cluster teams. This role will line manage, support and supervise family and youth support workers and contribute to the strategic aims of the Protection and Early Help Service. There will be an additional responsibility for providing advice, guidance and professional supervision in your expert field for staff and senior managers across the organisation.

The post holder will support the Head of Family and Youth Support and Cluster Managers as the main cluster links to central services in Achieving for Children, such as the Single Point of Access, Education Services and Youth Resilience Team. Additionally, the post holder will develop key networks and alliances with local universal and community services in the London Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston, keeping abreast of local needs and identifying any gaps in provision.

- Provide operational management to Family and Youth Support Workers including ensuring high levels of quality, effective case management and overall performance
- Provide line management and supervision to Family and Youth Support Workers who support children and young people in the community, children centres and schools as well as provide effective support for parents and families
- Provide overall responsibility for implementation of safeguarding, information sharing and risk assessment protocols within the Cluster Team, communicating risks/ issues early and taking account of personal safety and the safety of others.
- Ensure that family plans are formulated, implemented and reviewed as part of a Team Around the Family/ Lead Professional approach and that information is effectively shared.
- Manage key stakeholder relationships, at an operational level across the Cluster Team and Achieving for Children
- Lead on the implementation of policy and practice change as required.
- Establish necessary processes and procedures to ensure views and feelings of children, young people and families about past present and future are explicitly reflected in assessment plans, reviews and the in the development and evaluation of services.
- Prepare high quality written/verbal reports for senior officers and partners when required
- Work within the policies and procedures of Achieving for Children
- To undertake all duties and interactions with employees, partner providers and customers fairly, without unlawful discrimination and with due regard to the council's Diversity and Equality in Employment and Service Delivery policies.
- Perform any other duties as may be reasonably required within the scope of this role/ grade.

Requirements of the social worker:
- Degree or equivalent in social work
- Current HCPC registration
- Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services
- Must be a car driver

This social worker job is advertised by Neil Clements; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting Kellie Thorndyke. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.