View Vacancy -- HART Team Manager
Early application is encouraged, as due to the high volumes of applications that we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Service
Hart provides a bespoke intervention in conjunction with foster carers to children/young people help the transition of children moving from residential care to living with foster carers.
As a Team Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the work allocated to the team and the development of the team and its individual members in the context of the over-arching objectives of the service. You will conduct regular, reflective supervision with staff, be responsible for HR/people-related activity and act as part of the service management team.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
- To be responsible for the management of the Team, and ensure the service provided is of the highest professional standard and is responsive to legislative requirements as well as corporate and national priorities.
- To be responsible for all the work held within the Haringey Adolescent Resource Team and to ensure it is prioritised and allocated promptly within the available resources.
- To ensure recording is maintained to a high standard and that managerial decisions are taken and recorded promptly within the appropriate frameworks.
- To chair a range of practice meetings, monitoring the performance of agreed tasks for all participants
- To provide regular, high quality, challenging and reflective supervision of staff within agreed timescales and according to the departmental policy.
- To be responsible for evaluating staff performance, including conducting probationary assessments, performance appraisals, sickness absence procedures and any other relevant procedures.
- To promote staff learning and development including practice learning within the team and post-qualifying training for registered social workers and managers
- To develop a service consistent with models of partnership working with other agencies, children in care and their families.
These activities may be varied from time to time to meet the changing needs of the service.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience of working with children and young people in care.
- Knowledge and experience of using outcome focussed practice model which is strength based.
For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.
For the successful appointed candidate, they will have access to a wide range of financial and non-financial benefits such as employee discounts, recruitment and retention payment; access to local government pension.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Colette Elliott-Cooper – Head of Service.: Colette.Elliott-Cooper@haringey.gov.uk or by telephone 0208 489 9465.
For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit our website:
Other Requirements / How to apply
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.
Closing Date: Sunday 6th October 2019
- Relevant Social Work qualification and HCPC registration
- Evidence of post-qualification continuing professional development
This opportunity is closed to applications.