Social Worker Team Manager – Children

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Social Worker Team Manager - Children
Interim Position

Wakefield TCL 0008 BA42 / 1

Posted: 4th April 2024 10:09
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  • Pay Rate:

    £33.83 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 08:30 - 17:00

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim Social Worker Team Manager - Children

Reference no: Wakefield TCL 0008 BA42 / 1

Pay Rate: £33.83 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, 08:30 - 17:00

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Hybrid working

The post is to manage a children in care team, overseeing 5 social workers, 1 AP and a C&F worker. This will be overseeing children aged approximately 5-16 years of age. Within this role there will also be an element of court work of which the manager will need to have oversight of.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, effective management and support to staff.
  • Manage the workload and performance of the team, support staff to deliver integrated, high quality services that meet service objectives and priorities and targets.
  • The allocation of work to staff (according to priorities) and responsibility for the management of work that is not allocated.
  • Implementing safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Quality control and quality assurance.
  • Complaints investigation and resolution.
  • Recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Staff induction, development, supervision and appraisal in line with agreed policies.
  • Assessment and development of practice.
  • Make the most effective use of resources (human, financial and others) so that services provide value for money.

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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.

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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.


  • DipSW or equivalent recognised by CCETSW
  • Registration with the HCPC


  • Understanding of partnership working.
  • Working with diversity.
  • Relevant legislation and standards
  • Meeting the needs of children and families through good practice in assessment and planning.


  • Substantial relevant post qualifying experience.
  • Staff or student supervision.
  • Partnership working across agencies.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Keyboarding skills are required to ensure accurate and appropriate information is produced and provided to service users, customers and clients.


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Job Ref: Wakefield TCL 0008 BA42 / 1
Social Worker Team Manager - Children
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Wakefield TCL 0008 BA42 / 1
Social Worker Team Manager - Children
Client Category: Local Authority

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