Practice Manager - Learning Disability & Autism Team
£43,860 - £46,839 per annum (plus £3,000 Market Supplement)
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Practice Manager, or a suitably experienced candidate aspiring to progress into a Practice Manager role. We are looking to permanently appoint a candidate who is passionate about high quality customer service focusing on the strengths of the individual. We are looking for a motivated and forward thinking manager with excellent communication and analytical skills.
Newham’s Learning Disability & Autism team is a unique opportunity to make real and lasting change for those we support. The team is multifaceted and undertakes immediate - long term interventions, dependent on the person’s presenting needs. Social Workers are key in ensuring that a fast paced response is provided through our duty rota and that people who are in immediate need, or are at risk of, or experiencing, abuse and neglect are contacted the same day.
Working as a Practice Manager you will manage Social Workers and Support Workers. You will be a strong communicator and motivator with the ability to help lead a team to ensure all service users are receiving the best possible quality of care. You will provide case management t and reflective supervision to ensure the team provides the best practice.
We are looking for candidates who can problem solve, prioritize quickly, identify risk, be able to build professional relationships, know and apply legislation and have an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals to achieve the best possible outcomes. You need to be able to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working.
You will have significant knowledge and experience of working under the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have awareness of other pertinent legislation (Mental Health Act 1983 / 2007, Human Rights Act 1998, Equalities Act 2010). You will have experience of undertaking Court of Protection work and be ready to guide and support social workers through completing CoP work. You will appreciate that people’s complex needs are not always best funded by Adult Social Care, and will have an understanding of applying for funding through other means. You will be able to develop a strong team ethic, based upon our value base, and not be afraid to challenge, critique and celebrate work.
We are able to offer you the following benefits:
- Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home whilst completing face-to-face visits when appropriate.
- Smarter Working with new modern technology.
- Oyster card / parking permit scheme for business use.
- Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
- Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
- Cycle scheme
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Closing Date: 15th October 2021 at 23:59
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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