The starting salary for this position is £45,734 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Guildford Locality Team. Promoting choice and control is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager, possessing an Occupational Therapy qualification/degree to join us on a 11 month secondment or fixed term contract to cover the substantive post-holder’s secondment within Surrey County Council.
You 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 you 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 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 full driving licence and use of vehicle is essential.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 27th June with interviews to follow.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates to cover substantive post-holder’s secondment within SSC until May 2022. Internal candidates applying for the secondment role must seek their Manager's approval prior to applying for this vacancy.
For an informal discussion please contact Joanna Neish on 01483 517262 or Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.
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.