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Date Added: Thu 08/07/2021

MASH Team Manager - Slough

Berkshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £55394 - £57417/annum

Social Personnel are seeking a Permanent Team Manager for the MASH Team in Slough Childrens Trust.

Main Accountabilities

* As a member of Slough Children First's management team, lead the team providing appropriate support and challenge to ensure the delivery of high quality services, accurate and timely case file records and the effective use of resources to statutory and legislative requirements

* To oversee the distribution of caseloads to ensure that the child or young person's needs are met appropriately.

* Make clear decisions around threshold for cases that are part of legal planning meetings, strategy decisions, ensuring at each point risk is evaluated and decisions are recorded on the case file. This is not limited to but to include:

* Chair strategy meetings, making decisions about whether S47's are undertaken and signs off S47 reports

* Quality assure and sign off all reviews, reports and assessments

* Quality assure and signs off court reports

* Quality assure and agree care plans

* Sign off key decision making points with quality assurance undertaken and the provision of regular management oversight on case files

* Carry out regular quality assurance activities including observations, case reviews, team and peer moderated audits that collaboratively involve social work staff to support their professional development, improve the consistency of practice and seek the views of families.

* Use all available performance information and audit outcomes to efficiently manage their team, translating this information in a meaningful way so that all members of the team understand what it is saying and what they need to do.

* Attend Head of Service Performance clinics with a clear narrative for performance in their team and actions to be undertaken to address areas for development.

* Present to Heads of Service on legal matters

* Create, implement and monitor a team plan which links to service and strategic objectives with the overall aim to improve performance.

* Responsible for the regular and effective appraisal of staff performance through Slough Children First's appraisal process in order to provide clear direction and challenge to prevent drift and delay.

* Responsible for tackling under-performance and performance issues, sickness absence, conduct and grievances as required both informally and formally and within Slough Children First's policy frameworks.

* Directly supervises the Assistant Team Managers and Senior Social Workers in the team as per Slough Children First supervision policy.

* As part of Quality Assurance activities, ensure that there is effective direct work undertaken with all children and young people with the voice of the child clearly recorded on case files.

* Support all members of the team to actively seek the views of children and families to inform practice in individual cases and uses this feedback to shape the team, its learning and feed into the overall strategic direction of Slough Children First.

* Leads team meetings to a high standard, ensuring that service and corporate messages are cascaded to the team in a timely way and supporting effective two way communications back up to managers from the team.

* Ensure that all members of the team have the capacity to attend training to support their on-going professional development and enable continuous improvements in practice

* Assist and encourage the professional development of the Assistant Team Manager, providing them with opportunities to grow and develop to become Team Managers.

* Maintain own professional development through training and other suitable mechanisms and keep up to date with changes in national, regional and local policy initiatives that will impact on the delivery of services and respond accordingly.

* Supports the Assistant Team Manager to make effective day to day use of all available professional resources, addressing barriers and issues across Slough Children First and with partners where required through the development and maintenance of professional links with partner agencies and the voluntary sector, whilst supporting the links of the Assistant Team Manager.

* Manage the complaints relating to your team effectively and to a high standard in line with Slough Children First's complaints procedure ensuring they are dealt with promptly and feedback/learning from complaints is delivered back to the team.

* Ensure the effective deployment, monitoring and management of delegated budgets, approving individual case expenditure as authorised up to the value of £1000 whilst maintaining an awareness of the implications of decision on Slough Children First budgets.

* Represent Slough Children First's values, leading by example in the delivery of these and setting a positive culture within your team, service and Slough Children First; challenge behaviour when it is not aligned with our values and take appropriate action; support a professional in a respectful and child-focussed environment which supports Slough Children First's vision.

* Ensure all interventions are conducted within an anti-discriminatory framework, and take into account issues such as race, gender, sexuality, disability etc, and deliver appropriate services to the diverse communities of Slough.

* Deputise for the Head of Service, undertake projects and other additional duties, as required. To undertake work outside office hours as necessary
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