Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 14 March 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Julie Turner - Operations Manager on 07876 036 894.
About the role
37 hours per week, Permanent Post
Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 5.00, Friday 8.30 – 4.30.
If you would like to know more about joining East Sussex County Council’s Adult Learning Disability Assessment, Care Management and Transitions Service in a leadership role we would love to hear from you. We have a great opportunity to join us as the Practice Manager for the highly regarded Community Learning Disability Team West based at Bellbrook Centre, Uckfield.
We are looking for a creative and professionally curious Practice Manager who is committed to Strengths Based Practice, ensuring the delivery of excellent outcomes for individuals, carers, and families, champions the social care approach and knows the value of leadership within a skilled team.
Right on the frontline of our high performing adult social care service, you’ll be leading an established and skilled team. It’s a challenging role - but there’s no shortage of rewards either – from being part of a cohesive, friendly and supportive leadership team to making a real difference to the quality of life of the people we work alongside, you will be part of a large Council with many development opportunities.
Key responsibilities of the post include acting as Lead Enquiry Officer for complex Adult Safeguarding Enquiries. managing change, developing and supporting excellent practice, budget management, direct line management and supervision of Senior Practitioners. Experience and knowledge of the legislative and policy framework is essential.
You will focus on leading great performance from reviewing social care needs and budget management to ensuring people are supported to balance safety and aspiration to achieve the life they would like. You will have opportunities to contribute to the local and national agenda and always keep East Sussex residents at the centre of service delivery.
You will already know how to get the best out of a dedicated, professional team and hold a relevant health or social care qualification. In return, you’ll find manageable workloads and excellent training in a highly supportive environment. You will receive regular supervision and support.
There is likely to be the expectation of working from home in the Covid 19 recovery period. However, you will need to be able to independently travel to cover the catchment area of the team and to fulfil the needs of the role.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.