Ref. EZ4

Practitioner Manager

  • Location: Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
  • Salary: £33.58 - £42 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care are looking for a Practitioner Manager to work within the Intake Team working with Children and young people in the Vale of Glamorgan area.


• To support the delivery of high-quality services to children, young people and their families / carers.
• To promote strength-based practice.
• To support implementation of the Team Plan.
• To recruit, select and manage staff under the direction of the Team Manager and in accordance with Council Policy and Procedures.
• To be responsible for the quality of the Team’s Care and Support practice under the guidance of the Team Manager.
• To enhance and improve the services provided by the Team alongside the Team Manager and in liaison with other Teams.
• To provide leadership and professional supervision to specified members of the team and regularly review and address their performance, training and personal development needs        through the Council’s PDR process to achieve departmental aims and objectives and ensure continued improvement.
• To proactively manage staff through the process of change under the direction of the Team Manager.
• To proactively manage sickness absence in accordance with Council policy.
• To take direct responsibility for pieces of work with children, young and families / carers where appropriate.
• To advise the Team Manager of relevant training requirements in order to develop appropriate training for professional staff in relation to service specific and specialist issues.
• To develop and deliver effective and clear management arrangements within the Team, in agreement with the Team Manager, ensuring that the Council’s statutory obligations and policy and performance objectives are met.
• To develop improved multi-agency working practices within the area of service.
• To raise awareness and promote access to community services provided by other organisations to meet assessed needs.
• To contribute to the development of more creative service provision within the community to meet assessed needs.
• To attend and chair meetings including planning meetings, core group meetings, disruption meetings and strategy meetings.
• To review and authorise the payment of invoices for care packages/services in the absence of the Team Manager.
• To ensure that individual care plans remain relevant and within budget and are provided in accordance with Council’s Procedures, Standing Orders and Contract Regulations.
• To assist the Team Manager in developing the annual Team Plan.
• To plan for and participate in Team Meetings and plan developmental meetings as required.
• To assist with the investigation of complaints in accordance with the Departmental Complaints Procedure.
• To participate and attend Management Team meetings and other Directorate meetings in the absence of the Team Manager.
• To ensure regular, formal and planned supervision takes place alongside the Team Manager.
• To facilitate, support and supervise student placements within the team.
• To undertake regular case file audits to ensure that policies and procedures are consistently adhered to.
• To deputise for the Team Manager as appropriate.
• To ensure compliance with the Council’s Financial Regulations, Standing Orders, Policies and Procedures.
• To implement the principles of the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy whilst carrying out the above duties.
• To adhere to Health and Safety legislation / relevant Council policies and procedures and to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be adversely affected by your acts / omissions.
• To implement the principles of the Council’s Environment Policy while carrying out the above duties.
• Such other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade and in accordance with the general character of the job as may reasonably be required by the Chief Officer from time to time.


Enhanced DBS as well as Social Work England/Wales registered.
Travel is neccessary 

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