Team Manager - Assessment
Employer: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
- Reference: LBBD/17/38540
- Published on: Fri 07/07/2017 10:35 AM
- Closing on: Sun 06/08/2017 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 35 hours per week.
- Salary: £45,666 - £49,452 (PO7)
- DBS Check: Yes
- Location: Barking & Dagenham
We are looking for a dedicated and creative Team Manager for our Assessment Service.
The assessment teams are key to our safeguarding duties, working with children in need or who are subject to protection plans or looked after. We use the single assessment to develop a plan for the children that sets out the involvement of professionals and family members.
We place the wishes and feelings of the children at the heart of our practice, so your team will encourage and support the involvement of children, parents and carers in attending meetings and making plans. And, you will look at ways to help parents to develop and improve their parenting skills so that they can care for their children within a safer and happier home environment.
You will ensure that children and families receive assessments and services relevant to their needs and that the highest professional standard are applied and managed within budget. You’ll be managing and supporting staff and working with partners to deliver the best possible outcomes for local children and their families.
In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. Though we’re not complacent, we believe that our training, development and support is among the best in London – and we have plenty more in store for 2017. We are driving down caseloads and investing heavily in better IT and mobile working technology to help staff spend more quality time doing what matters.
Special Requirements for this Post
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.
Disclaimer for adverts for hard to fill positions
We will be reviewing and shortlisting CV’s as they are submitted. Candidates will be invited to interview and job offers made on a rolling basis, it is advisable to submit your CV/application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once all positions are filled the job advert will be closed.
If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please send your questions to and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
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Interview Date (Week Commencing): 7th August
Closing Date for Application: 6th August 2017