Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.
Achieving for Children has been up and running for four years, and in that time, we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
The Safeguarding and Support Pods provides both statutory and preventative services to children from pre birth - 18. The service’s main functions are the assessment and planning for Children in Need, those subject to Child Protection plans and those children subject to care proceedings, some of whom may be in the care of the Local Authority.
We are seeking an Assistant Team Manager to manage our new fourth Pod under the guidance of the Team Manager. The role of the Assistant Team Manager is to provide management support and casework oversight and professional supervision to social workers, including ASYE social workers each of whom will be managing their own caseload.
The Assistant Team Manager will support the Team Manager and social workers to pursue the best possible outcomes for children and young people, and their families, through driving the progress of plans and securing stability and permanence for vulnerable children and young people.
The role includes the development and management of their direct reports including performance, target setting and case work, the role will require completing reports of a high quality to a range of stakeholders, case planning, case analysis and evidence of thorough risk assessment throughout and achieving agreed targets. Regular attendance and chairing of strategy discussions, Child In Need meetings and supporting workers in the court arena, will be expected. Relationships with our partner agencies will be developed and maintained to ensure the children and young people we work with remain as the focus.
You should be an experienced and qualified social worker, have an active registration with Social Work England and a full driving licence. The role is based at the Town Hall in Maidenhead.
For further information please contact Debbie Owen, Team Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Achieving for Children have Fixed Start Dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 3 October 2021
Interviews: w/c 11 October 2021