Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.
This is a 12 month secondment opportunity to cover a maternity leave.
About the role
The Woking Locality Adults Social Care Team have a one year fixed-term secondment opportunity for a part-time (18 hours per week ) Assistant Team Manager.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Woking Adults Locality Team. Promoting choice and control is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager who is Social Worker qualified (or a recognised Nursing or other Allied Health Professions qualification), who will be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda and be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation including the Mental Capacity Act and the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework.
You will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the skills and ability to manage and support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. You will be confident in making sound decisions that respond flexibly and quickly to the changing needs that arise in a high pressure locality team environment. You will be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families and positive relationships with professional health staff both within and outside the locality team.
You will based at Woking, supporting the manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care and supporting timely, safe and effective hospital discharges. You must have significant post-qualification experience, including some management experience in a social care setting and be able to demonstrate good understanding of both the health and social care agendas. A key accountability of the role is developing staff practice and therefore applicants must be able demonstrate evidence of providing effective professional supervision to less experienced colleagues.
You must also be able to demonstrate an applied and effective knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults’ procedures and be able to evidence this. You will have an understanding and commitment to supporting carers and a demonstrable commitment to providing management that supports and promotes Surrey County Council’s equality and diversity policy.
You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
Applicants will need to have the willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and the job profile (access to a car and holding a driving licence eligible to drive in the UK is therefore a requirement for this role).
Those interested in applying for this position should submit an Expression of Interest to be received no later than 09:00 am on 29th May 2020. Please include in your expressions of interest any relevant Adult Social Care experience you may have in arranging support plans that support a strength based, person centred approach. Also any partnership work particularly with health colleagues.
For more information/discussion please contact Harmit Dhaliwal on 07794 034773 or Harmit.Dhaliwal@surreycc.gov.uk .
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Tuesday 27 May 2020.
Interviews will take place week commencing, Monday 15 June 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service (if applicable) a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
This post is eligible for our Employee Refer a Friend Scheme.
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.