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Team Manager - Duty & Assessment Team

Job Title: Team Manager - Duty & Assessment Team
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Wigan
Salary: £40 per hour
REF: LukeMHC4543534
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Team Manager - Duty & Assessment Team to work with one of our clients based in Wigan. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday

Shift Times

Temp Contract

Pay rate up to £40ph

Job Purpose

The Duty Team Team Manager is responsible for managing a team of Social Worker's who undertake Child and Family Assessments and Section 47 enquiries, including attendance at strategy meetings. Social Workers will be expected to undertake some Child in Need work. The transfer points for the team include at first CiN meeting for complex CiN work, ICPC and at First Hearing. Accordingly SW will be expected to prepare Initial Conference Reports and on occasions initiate proceedings and complete the Social Work Evidence Template.
The Team Manager is responsible for supervision, managing performance, attendance at meetings, chairing strategy meetings, implementation of changes to practice.
• How the team is shaped
The teams are managed by a Team Manager and supported by an Advanced Practitioner. The teams have seven Social Workers and accordingly there is a good level of management support and oversight. A monthly supervision policy is in place and practitioner are expected to prepare in advance for supervision.
• Caseload numbers
An experienced Social Worker can expect to have no more than twenty-five children on their caseload. There is an expectation that assessments are completed efficiently are based on robust and proportionate information and sound analysis. Signs of Safety is the underpinning practice operating model.
• How your teams are working through the pandemic
During Covid, agile working has been implemented with staff working from home. All visits are risk assessed to determine the appropriate method of contacting and working with children and their family


4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Luke Mathurin on