Deputy Team Manager – South Essex - Working for Essex
Salary: £41,552 to £50,290 per annum
Closing date: 03 Jul 2022
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8182
Role: Social Care
About the role

Deputy Team Manager – South Essex

Permanent, Full Time

£41,552 to £50,290 per annum

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Interviews for this position will take place at Ely House on 14th July 2022.

The Deputy Team Manager is an opportunity for social workers/occupational therapists 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/occupational therapy practice and a desire to mentor staff and manage individual and team performance and deliver improvements. The ability to build strong working relationships is also key to this role.

We currently have 2 opportunities in South Essex within our Discharge to Assess and Physical and Sensory Impairments team. Please note that the post within the Discharge to Assess (D2A) team involves weekend and bank holiday working. In addition to the basic salary offered the D2A role also comes with a 6% flat rate allowance.

Applications are welcome from current Deputy Team Managers looking for a different leadership experience or from Senior Social Workers and Senior Occupational Therapist with established experience in Adult Social Care.

Please see further information regarding our Adult Social Care teams here.

The Role

As a Deputy Team Manager, you will be supporting the development of practice, skills and knowledge with the Social Workers and Community Support Workers within the team.

In addition, you will represent the team in a range of meetings both internal and with our partner agencies. You will be working in collaboration with health care professionals and care providers using a multi – disciplinary approach to ensure the adults receive the right support at the right time.

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

Essex County Council has been awarded Social Work Employer of the year in the prestigious 2021 Social Worker of the Year Awards.

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, Social Workers and 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.

To find out more about what it’s like working within ECC’s Adult Social Care services, please see a short video here.

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 or Occupational Therapist role.

This role involves travelling around Essex and beyond. 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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