Childrens Social Worker Manager

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Childrens Social Worker Manager
Interim Position

Middlesbrough 1000324614738118

Posted: 8th December 2023 10:05
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  • Pay Rate:

    £236.8 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    18.50 Monday – Friday, TBC

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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Interim Childrens Social Worker Manager

Reference no: Middlesbrough 1000324614738118

Pay Rate: £236.8 per day PAYE

18.50 Monday – Friday, TBC

This opening assignment is 4-5 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

A Children’s Social Worker Manager is required manage the delivery of high quality Children’s Social Work services, within legislative and corporate frameworks, meeting operational targets and outcomes and taking defensible operational decisions which reflect service policies and standards.  To work flexibly across Children’s Services and with other agencies, partners and stakeholders to meet the needs of children, young people and families

Key Responsibilities

  • Line manage a team of social workers in order to ensure the effective and safe delivery of children’s social care services.
  • Deliver effective management guidance and oversight to ensure that each team member produces high quality assessment and case work services within the legislative and policy framework.
  • Effectively chair a range of meetings and make decisions as appropriate to the needs of the children involved.
  • Set, monitor and evaluate standards at individual, team and service level so that the highest standards of service are delivered and maintained. Use data, where appropriate, to enhance the quality of performance, service provision and support decision making processes.
  • Monitor team performance against statutory requirements, service objectives, performance standards and outcomes.
  • Provide high quality supervision which promotes learning, reflection and ensures comprehensive assessments and appropriate packages of care and support are completed.
  • Use the law, regulatory and statutory guidance to inform practice decisions. Make use of the best evidence from research to inform the complex judgements and decisions needed to support families and protect children from intra-familial and extra-familial harm.
  • Ensure that individual professional standards are maintained, including full compliance with policy and procedural guidelines and accepting primary responsibility for the level and quality of casework recording.
  • Maintain registration with Social Work England and adhere to the Social Work England standards of contact, performance and ethics, and standards for continuing professional development.
  • Directly manage the team, ensuring that service objectives are achieved. Directly manage people in the team, support their learning and development and undertake own personal development. Directly manage budgets assigned to the team, ensuring that financial objectives are achieved

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent Social Work qualification, e.g. Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (PGDipSW), Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), Diploma in Social Work (DipSW), Certificate in Social Services (CSS).
  • Current Social Work England Registration.
  • Full driving licence and business insurance


  • Knowledge of a range of social work theories relevant to the role.
  • Knowledge of the main social care services and resources provided by the statutory, voluntary and independent sector.
  • Knowledge to use the law, regulatory and statutory guidance to inform practice decisions.
  • Understanding of multi-agency systems, agreements and protocols.
  • Recognise harm and risk indicators of different forms of harm to children.


  • A minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience of direct work with children and their families, including children in need of support and child protection.
  • Experience of managing teams and people, managing performance, managing finance and decision making.
  • Experience of supporting learning and development and partnership working.
  • Substantial post qualifying experience of working in a safeguarding or statutory Social Work context.
  • Experience in developing care plans and implementing care packages. Experience of case management and allocation systems and managing capacity.
  • Proven assessment and supervisory skills.
  • Experience of working effectively with professionals from a diverse range of organisations and of using policies and procedures in Social Work practice.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective communication and problem solving skills.
  • Able to effectively plan and prioritise workload.
  • Service-specific information and case management systems skills.
  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to work in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations sensitively.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, not easily discouraged with ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Childrens Social Worker Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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