We are pleased to offer three Assistant Team Manager roles, one in the Richmond Mental Health Social Care Team (based in Twickenham) and two in the Wandsworth Mental Health Social Care Team (based in Wandsworth).
The teams undertake all initial Care Act and Carers assessments, six-week reviews and unplanned reviews for Wandsworth & Richmond residents with social care needs as a result of their mental health. The team is focused on agreeing personalised support plans with residents and their carers, which maximise the person's independence and control over their environment and personal circumstances and are cost effective. The ATM role has responsibility for ensuring that the service promotes a strengths-based and enabling approach built on the Recovery Model, that services are outcome-focused, that risks are managed as far as possible and that the effective use of resources is maximised. The team also has a case management role for a number of service users, where the complexity requires longer term work. The team facilitates swift hospital discharges, has a responsibility for undertaking safeguarding enquiries, and undertakes a team duty function.
The role will be to support the Team Manager in managing and leading the team, ensuring the delivery of a high quality, effective and efficient, person centred service for adults across both boroughs with mental health social care needs and their carers. This will involve supervision of Social Workers and Social Care Assessors within the team and also acting as a Safeguarding Adults Manager (SAM).
The Assistant Team Manager will provide direction, maintain practice standards and promote continuous professional development to social workers and social care assessors.
To be successful in this role you will need to have:
•A relevant professional qualification (e.g. Social Work) and current HCPC registration.
•Experience in a statutory social care or health setting.
•Experience in supervision, managing and motivating staff.
•An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.
•A very positive and supportive environment where creativity and hard work are supported and appreciated.
•Strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff
•Excellent training opportunities and support for professional, personal development and progression.
•An organisation committed to supporting new ways of working so flexible working arrangements are at the forefront.
In return we can offer you:
•The chance to work within a diverse and supportive management team and peer group, to empower you to make important decisions that impact our service users.
•We have developed an environment where all staff are listened to, opinions and ideas are valued and anyone can influence the future of the service.
•Staff benefits scheme/staff discounts
•31 days annual leave plus bank holidays
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Wendy Chioza, Acting Team Manager, Richmond Mental Health Social Care Team on 020 8871 7082.
INDICATIVE RECRUITMENT TIMELINE
Closing date: Sunday 17th November 2019
Interviews will be held: The week commencing 25/11/19
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).