Deputy Team Manager - Enhanced Social Care Support Team for LD & Autism (Out-Reach) - Working for Essex
Salary: £43,477 to £52,302 per annum
Closing date: 01 Jun 2023
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 12322
Role: Social Care
About the role

Deputy Team Manager - Enhanced Social Care Support Team for LD & Autism (Out-Reach)

Fixed Term, Full Time

£43,477 to £52,302 per annum

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Anywhere worker

This is a 12 month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity.

About the Role

The Deputy Team Manager is an opportunity for Social Workers with a passion for development, to specialise in a career in social care management. Committed to improving the quality of delivery, this role will support the Team Manager to achieve positive change.

With significant experience of Social Work practice and a desire to mentor staff and manage individual and team performance and deliver improvements. The ability to build strong working relationships with all team members is also key to this role. The Role of the Deputy Team Manager will be to support the manager with the oversight and running of the team.

This role will work alongside Adults with a complexity of needs related to their Learning Disability/Autism, Mental or Physical Health or a combination of all the above. The successful candidate will have a real interest in relationship-based social work, with a focus on building independence through a positive approach to risk and the strengths-based model.

You will work closely with adults placed in supported living accommodation and residential care. Working with the adults, alongside providers family members and advocates to undertake Care Act reviews with a focus on helping to develop independence and progression.

This role sits within our Countywide team supporting adults with LD and A living within all areas of Essex and out of county. The role will be community based and home working with the flexibility of being based from any of our Essex locations for administrative purposes.

About you

You’ll bring strong leadership and behavioural skills, giving you the ability to develop a highly motivated, high-performing professional team to deliver the best solutions for those using our services. We’re also looking for your experience of working in a social care setting, along with the ability to deal with challenging social situations and develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.

You’ll also bring:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
  • An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages.
  • Experience of leading change in a complex environment, and ensuring the organisation delivers best practice within financial constraints.
  • The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a qualified Social Worker role.
  • Practice Educator, AMHP or BIA qualification

This role involves travelling around Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings – sometimes in an emergency. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC), should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service.

What We Offer In Return

We’ll support you to be your best…

  • Training and development to empower you from our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy.
  • With us you can make your career work for you with flexible working options
  • With us you can get the support you need with employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Lease Car scheme and free parking across some ECC offices
  • Up to £8000 for relocation *
  • With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Local Government Pension Scheme. View Key Facts and FAQ’s about the LGPS.
  • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

*T&Cs Apply.

Apply now.

For more information visit our Adult Social Care Brochure or contact

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