Ref. 55452

Assistant Manager – Family Unit

  • Location: Croydon, England
  • Salary: £27000 - £27000 per annum
  • Type: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a Permanent Assistant Manager to work in Croydon within one of our clients Family Unit.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5 (occasional weekend if needed)

The role:

To be a positive role model for the parents, child and practitioners and encourage both to develop meaningful relationships and attachments.

To be responsible for the case management of a defined number of families advising and supporting throughout the assessment process.

Responsible for the safe running of the Transition Unit on a shift-by-shift basis, ensuring compliance with Residential Family Centre National Minimum Standards, Health and Safety legislation and safeguarding legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for overseeing the management of a defined caseload
  • To ensure that all documentation is relevant and robust.
  • To complete the weekly summary report for identified families.
  • To direct staff on specific key work and traffic light sessions as required and ensure delivery of such to achieve outcomes.
  • To liaise with the LA, Guardian and ISWs as necessary and to work with the ISW to agree an assessment plan and implementation of this plan.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all meetings are planned and documented appropriately, and that staff are in attendance where necessary.
  • To direct and oversee co-key workers and other staff who will be working with the family on a daily basis, including supervision of staff where appropriate.
  • To liaise where necessary with other professionals i.e. health visitors, GPs, social workers.
  • To assist in preparation for reviews and meetings and attend when required.
  • To develop and sustain collaborative links with a range of agencies and practitioners alongside parents in order to co-ordinate and deliver bespoke support packages to children/young people and their families (e.g. R3).
  • Promote an assertive but supportive approach with families which engages families in identifying and implementing solutions and ensure that parents/carers and children/young people are able to participate fully in decisions that impact on their wellbeing.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 and 5 or working towards.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS check and references covering the last 3 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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