This is an exciting secondment or fixed term opportunity covering maternity leave, to work within our Woking Locality Team. Promoting choice and control is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager, with an Occupational Therapy qualification/degree 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 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 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.
Applicants must hold a professional Occupational Therapy qualification/degree, have completed any post qualification practice or training requirements and have current professional registration with their relevant registration authority.
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 therefore a driving licence and use of vehicle is essential.
For more information please find attached a full job profile at the bottom of this advert.Job Advert
For an informal discussion please contact Garry Probert-Briggs (Team Manager) by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 7th December 2020.
Remote interviews will take place on Thursday 14 January 2021 (between 10:00 and 15:00 hours inclusive). Interviews are currently undertaken remotely via either MS Teams or Skype (MS Teams being the preference) due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Internal candidates applying for the secondment role must seek their Manager's approval prior to applying for this vacancy.
This vacancy is open to both INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates to cover the substantive post holder's maternity leave of approximately 12 months, from Monday 22 February 2021 to approximately Friday 18 February 2022.
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, 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.Company Information
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