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Interim Family Support Manager (Ref: RQ343545)

Job Title
Interim Family Support Manager
Healthcare Profession
Not Specified
England, London
£20 - £30 per Hour
Contract Type
Temporary, Locum
Manager, Community Support Worker

Camden’s Health Visiting and children’s centre Family Support services started to form an integrated service for the delivery of universal and targeted support and care to families with children from pregnancy to age 5 years.

The Integrated Team Manager leads, manages and coordinates the effective operational delivery of the universal healthy child programme and targeted early help services for families with children, pregnancy to age 5 years, in a designated locality with a clear focus on reducing disadvantage and improving outcomes.

The post holder will:

  • Ensure there is excellent practice in safeguarding and child protection, act safely in accordance with policy and procedure and provide advice and support to practitioners to reflect on their observations, concerns and to assess risk.
  • Take a proactive role in working with Children’s Services and Social Work to support effective joint working and information -sharing to support the most vulnerable children and their families, adhering to London Child Protection procedures and local policies.
  • Operationally Lead and manage an integrated multi-disciplinary team, including health visitors and nurses, family workers and nursery nurses, ensuring the team provides high quality universal screening and assessment through delivery of the five mandated child development reviews (healthy child programme).
  • Ensure there is effective identification and assessment of children and families’ needs, enabling the provision of targeted support as early as possible, thereby preventing the escalation of need and risk.
  • Oversee and support the team to manage caseloads effectively, deliver targeted interventions and/or refer to specialist services, to improve outcomes. This includes supporting team members to undertake the role of Lead professional to coordinate services and lead TAF meetings.
  • Oversee and maintain an overview of all universal and targeted casework ensuring there is adherence to procedures and timescales for the allocation of work, high quality assessment of need, SMART action plans and positive impact.
  • Maintain a culture of working in partnership with families, responding flexibly and listening to feedback, taking a whole family approach
  • Operationally Lead and coordinate effective integration and joint working at across the team, of the extended team input, including housing, SLT, welfare rights and employability and CAMHS.
Example outcomes or objectives that this role will deliver:
  • Service improvement and positive outcomes for the children and families of Camden, especially those at risk of poor outcomes.
  • An effective universal service with evidence of high coverage of the HCP, in line with or exceeding service performance indicators.
  • Effective identification and assessment of those children and families needing targeted support and the effective deployment of early help offer to prevent escalation of need and improved outcomes.
  • Excellent practice to support children in need of safeguarding and protection, including assessment of risk, timely and appropriate referral to MASH and other services e.g. Camden Safety Net.
  • Effective inputting and collection of all data required to enable routine and systematic reporting on service performance, including key performance indicators and outcomes for children and families. This includes health visiting metrics, targeted early help measures and service user feedback and practice observation.
  • Good practice in integrated and partnership working across council services and external partners such as CSSW and GPs to support the effective coordination of services for children and their families, including through delivery of whole family work, the Lead Professional role and Team around the Family (TAF) meetings.
  • Effective management and coordination of universal and targeted work held within the team, including implementation of agreed management and case recording tools (e.g. Systm One, MOSAIC )
  • Leadership and implementation of change management processes and service developments, demonstrating strong leadership across children’s centres family support and health visiting teams and other IEYS teams. The ITM will work alongside Senior Managers in CNWL and LBCamden, as well as other team managers and colleagues.
  • Integrated teams that are solution-focused, have a strong focus on excellent customer service, are flexible and responsive to need and continually improve, adhering to the Camden Ways at all times.

People Management Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the joint and integrated working of the multi-agency, multi-disciplinary Integrated Early Years Service teams in the locality, including:
Health visitors, public health nurses, community nursery nurse, lead family workers and family workers
SLTs, CAMH practitioners
Housing workers
Employability workers and welfare rights advisers
2. Responsible and accountable for the line management and supervision of Health Visitors, Leads and Family Workers, Public Health Nurses and Community Nursery Nurses, effectively co-ordinating and managing the work to deliver high quality, safe and effective universal and targeted services.
3. Work across teams, when necessary, e.g. to provide management cover in the absence of a team manager.

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