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Peterborough City Council
- To manage the overall decision making, planning and delivery of services to service users and their families.
- To manage the service and a team of staff within the legislative and procedural framework of Peterborough City Council. Service Manager Team Manager 8 direct reports
- To manage the allocated budget of the service and team for which the Manager is responsible.
- To manage the development of strategic policy and procedures within the Departmental Business planning processes.
- To manage Children's Social Care within a Performance Management Framework that supports the priorities of the Service, Department and Council.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Work in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers and, through building effective relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making. Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations, applying an understanding of the benefits and limitations of partnership work.
- Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service. Anticipate, assess and manage risk to children and young people in more complex situations and produce high quality assessments.
- Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people, families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service.
- Manage a complex workload independently, establishing a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise. Model and help others with effective workload management skills.
- Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Professional Development Reviews.
- Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council's policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements.
- Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people, families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people.
- Play a leading role in practice development within the team, through mentoring and modelling good practice in assessment, interventions and inter- professional and interagency work.
- Carry out all duties in accordance with the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy and other policies designed to protect employees and service users from harassment. It is the duty of the post-holder not to act in an oppressive or discriminatory manner towards employees or service users. The post-holder should respond to such practice or behaviour by challenging or reporting it.
- Meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework, Experienced Social Worker level, and of registration with the HCPC in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development.