18 hours per week
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth are recruiting a part time 18-hour Adults Assistant Locality Team Manager to join the management team based in East Sheen.
In this role you will supporting the Service Manager to lead a team of Social Workers and Social Care Assessors to deliver a strength- based service to our resident. The Assistant Team Manager will drive excellent standards of social work practice while sharing our values and commitment to the community.
We value work life balance offering manageable caseloads, flexible working and the flexible managerial working arrangement of a job share.
The office is based conveniently 12 minutes from Clapham Junction in East Sheen. There is onsite parking available for staff. The team is co-located with our district nursing colleagues and conveniently situated next to two large GP surgeries, the library, Sheen Day Centre and the Alzheimer’s Carers Café.
Your primary duties will include:
- To facilitate service user choice and empowerment through promoting independence and strength-based practice
- To provide operational and motivational leadership to manage performance and embed the Department’s vision and values
- To undertake statutory intervention when people are at risk or may be neglected or abused. This will include chairing Section 42 Safeguarding Adults Enquiries.
- Have a ‘can do’ attitude to work
- Continuously seek better value for money while meeting resident’s outcomes
- Have the interests of residents and service users at heart, and ensuring they receive the highest standards of service provision
- Take a team approach that values collaboration and partnership working.
- Have knowledge of current developments in relevant legislation, national guidance and frameworks and how to access more detailed information when necessary, including the local authority’s responsibility to safeguard adults at risk
- Be able to make rapid judgments, at times in emergencies
In return, we offer several benefits for our employees including a strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff, excellent training and support with continuing professional development, flexible working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days 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.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and complete the short questions.
For an informal discussion please contact Margot Behrmann, Locality Manager on Margot.Behrmann@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or 0208 487 1678.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 26 January 2020
Shortlisting Date: w/c 27 January 2019
Interview Date: TBC
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).