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Social Worker- Deputy Team Manager Childrens (MM1)


Post Title and Number: Deputy Team Manager

Present Grade: PO2                   

Dept: Safeguarding

Service/Section/Team: Enfield’s Joint Service for Disabled Children – Cheviots Children’s Disability Service

Purpose of the Role:
To assist the team manager in the management of the statutory specialist social work service for disabled children and their families.
To be responsible for the management of the specialist social work duty service, determining whether referrals to the service meet the eligibility criteria for The Joint Service and if not assuring families are signposted to appropriate services/support.

To allocate casework and statutory assessments ensuring nationally agreed timescales are met
To maintain the effective delivery of the specialist disabled children’s’ service and to promote an ethos which enables disabled children and their families to gain equal access to community life and ensures that they are safeguarded.
To work closely with Managers within the Joint Service, children’s and adults services to ensure an integrated strategic approach to the development and delivery of disabled children’s services.
To ensure assessments and services are delivered in a manner which reflects the diversity of families and is in line with the Councils policies, performance targets and professional standards of good practise.
To contribute to the development of the specialist social work service to ensure that best practice is maintained.
To provide specialist advice and consultation to other Team members.

Key Accountabilities:


Percentage of Time (%)

To be responsible for the development and management of best practice within a specialist disabled children’s social work service and to ensure that staff are fully supported to enable them to fulfil their role


To ensure that services are sensitive, responsive to individual need and provide value for money and to develop innovative interventions to meet the needs of disabled children and their families.


To ensure that disabled children and their families are central to decision making and service delivery


To chair and present information at organisational meetings, panels, strategy meetings and reviews.


To maintain the development and implementation of a positive performance management culture within the service.


Ensure that the Council’s finance, human resources and health and safety policies are implemented.


To ensure that changes in legislation and child care practise are communicated to the social work team and analysed and implemented.


To ensure that staff receive the appropriate supervision and opportunities for professional development and that performance expectations are recorded and reviewed.



Application – A
Test – T
Interview – I 


Experience of management within a statutory social work team with responsibilities for complex cases including court work and a proven ability to support and supervise social work staff A, T, I

Proven ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships and partnerships within the Joint Service for Disabled Children, other Local Authority groups, partner and external agencies. A, I

Proven experience in chairing meetings including multi disciplinary groups.

A, I

Proven management experience within a diverse service and ability to make decisions relating to the management of casework, staff, finances, the Centre, and deployment of resources within a seven day a week service and outside of normal working hours A, T, I

Experience of supervising and managing social work staff including performance appraisal and review, which ensure that performance meets specified deadlines and targets in terms of both practise and performance management requirements A, I

Excellent communication and organisational skills and a proven ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships and partnerships within the Joint Service for disabled children, other Local Authority groups, partner and external agencies which contribute to the development and delivery of an innovative service for disabled children and their families.

A, I


Competent user of Information Technology including integrated children’s systems.



Knowledge and understanding of the Children Act 1989 and 2004, Aiming High For Disabled Children Agenda and Every Disabled Child Matters, including an understanding of the issues relating to the delivery of innovative short breaks for disabled children and young people

Knowledge of legislation relating to short breaks for disabled children, Short Breaks regulations 2010.



DIPSW or equivalent social work qualification with HCPC registration.


If you match these requirements, please apply as usual.

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  • Start: 01/12/2020
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Rate: £27 per hour
  • Location: Enfield,England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Elevate Direct
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  • Reference: IDIBU-11222
  • Posted: 2020-12-01 15:21:39 -

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