Practice Manager - Preston - Children and Families

  • Job Reference: MM - PMPreston0512
  • Date Posted: 5 December 2017
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: North West England
  • Salary: £30.00 to £35.00
  • Sector: Social Work > Team Manager
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maxxima is currently seeking an experienced PRACTICE MANAGERS to fill a full time role in LANCASHIRE The ideal candidate will have a significant understanding of CHILDREN & FAMILIES Practices.

The starting pay rate for these locum Social Care positions is NEGOTIABLE and is initially a 3 month contract with potential for extension.


The role of Practice Manager is an exciting and important role within Children's Social Care;
The Practice Manager post is a first line management role developed to provide supervision, case direction and decisions to a small team of social workers and support workers within various Children's Social Care teams. These practice managers will be responsible for the allocation of work, QA and out coming of work. They will provide direct supervision to social workers and ensure that practice is of a good quality and meets the needs of children. Practice managers are required throughout the county and will be line managed by a team manager.
As an integrated part of service delivery, Practice Managers will be responsible for the safe allocation of work, ensuring effective and analytical assessments are common practice within the teams whilst also driving the effective use of risk management and care planning procedures.
The Practice Manager will significantly contribute to a learning culture where staff development and learning is of high priority within the teams. The Practice Manager will be managed by the Team Manager, however they will be supported by the Senior Managers within their locality and will be encouraged to focus on real social work and providing a high quality service to any child, young person and family with whom they work.
If you are passionate about making a difference and have the knowledge, skills and experience to motivate a social work team by providing expert supervision and contributing to a culture of learning and reflection, then you should apply for this exciting role within Children's Social Care.

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If you are interested in this Position please contact us now by clicking the apply button.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.

Reasonable adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our social work team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process ad into your work placement.

About us:
Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas.
We're the kind of people who put ourselves in your shoes. We'll always go out of our way, putting you first and delivering on what we say. You'll know who's supporting you every step of the way and we'll always have time to take your call.
We like to think we're a little bit different. Why? Because we like what we do, care about what you do, and you'll find we're unusually friendly.

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Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.
The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £250. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

*The post-qualifying experience range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.