Assistant Team Manager
We’re looking for Assistant Team Managers to support our Team Managers in developing and leading our Family Solutions Plus teams. We have one permanent vacancy (based in Oxford) and a Fixed Term Contract vacancy (based in our Farringdon & Wantage team).
As an Assistant Team Manager, you’ll help to lead a multi-disciplinary team comprised of specialist adult workers as well as children’s social workers, to tackle parental difficulties as a means of increasing parenting capacity.
As someone with strong communication skills, you’ll build successful working relationships both within your own team and across the service, as well as with other professionals to help shape, develop and deliver services effectively. We currently have both permanent and fixed term contract opportunities available.
About the role
You’ll co-ordinate and monitor assessment activity within the team and ensure that practice standards and timescales are always met. Your own standards of practice will be consistently high, and you will work with the child at the centre of all that you do.
You will play a key role in improving practice in the team and you’ll ensure that the quality of assessments and plans in the team are consistently good; you’ll do this by coaching and supervising social work staff, leading team discussions and workshops, and updating the team on practice developments and research.
Your career development
Oxfordshire Children’s Services has invested in extensive training and professional development for our social care workforce, to help our teams develop and improve practice in a workplace that values continual learning.
Through our Social Care Academy, we offer our social care practitioners outstanding, aspirational learning and development opportunities to ensure that everyone is enabled to reach their true potential and thrive in their careers. We offer a wide range of training programmes and aspirational learning such as reflective coaching, helping individual workers to build the knowledge and skills they need to follow their chosen career pathway.
We are committed to ensuring that you get the right support to ensure
your wellbeing at work, and our benefits speak for themselves!
Interested in joining us?
You can quickly and easily register your interest by clicking APPLY. You can also contact us – by email. We are a locality-based service, delivering early help and social work support to families in the areas where they live; if you have a preferred workplace location within the County, please state this on your application.