Deputy Team Manager – Physical Sensory Impairment Team - Working for Essex
Salary: £39,168 - £47,405 Per Annum
Type: Permanent
Closing date: 08 Mar 2021
Location: Harlow
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 890
Role: Social Care
About the role

Deputy Team Manager – Physical Sensory Impairment Team

Permanent, Full Time

£39,168 - £47,405 Per Annum

Location: Harlow

Closing Date: 8th March 2021

Job summary and Responsibilities

Whether you’re a qualified Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist looking for a deputy manager role, with us you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support.

About the role

Helping to lead a multi-disciplinary team to support adults, and their families, who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, you’ll play and integral role in implementing Essex County Councils early intervention model. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership and support across a team of professionals to deliver a high-quality service with positive outcomes which enables people to live healthily and independently.
  • Supporting the development of individuals with the team
  • Delivering expertise and professional knowledge to provide advice and guidance for complex cases in line with legislative and organisational standards. 
  • Providing an escalation point for complaints and other feedback from service users in accordance with policy, in a way that fosters positive relationships. 
  • Implementing effective approaches to integrated working with partners, communities and the voluntary sector to achieve successful outcomes for service users.

About us

Working in West Essex is unique as it borders London boroughs, Hertfordshire , Cambridgeshire and has close links to NHS partners in the area. This offers the opportunity for those joining us in West Essex to be involved in initiatives that run across authorities and organisations. With close proximity to bordering counties and North East London the area is ideal for those that want to commute into Essex.


With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Occupational Therapists play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we’ll empower you to make the most of your experience as an Occupational Therapist within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.


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.

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.

What we offer in return

We’ll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we’ll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.

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

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If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people, as diversity is key to our success.