Salary range: £43,860 - £46,839 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for TWO experienced Deputy Team Managers to join our Complex Care Service within Adult Social Care, overseeing our assessment and intervention and review work that helps people to lead a life of their choice. We are a values based employer looking for high calibre Deputy Team Managers. You will be supported to excel and progress your career. You will join a committed and enthusiastic management team, supporting some of our most vulnerable and complex residents in Brent.
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. Within adult social care the transformation agenda is focused not only on how we support our residents through strength based practice and technology enabled care, but to enable and empower our staff to realize their potential.
As Deputy Team Manager, you will be leading a team of professionals, responding to those in need of social care support and taking appropriate interventions as required. You will be supported to enable positive risk taking and innovative approaches that support residents to lead full and active lives.
Our social care services here in Brent use a strength-based approach to promote the independence, interest and rights of our residents and their families. Across our Adult Social Care services, we strive to deliver a culture of working together, positive risk taking and accountability. Our core aim is to support our residents to be influential active members of our community.
We are looking for experienced Deputy Team Managers who have demonstrated a high level of expertise in working with people with complex social care needs in the community.
As Deputy Team Manager you will provide clinical and management supervision to the Advanced Practitioner and up to six Social Work practitioners. You will attend and contribute to multi-agency forums and develop and nurture relationships within the Local Authority and across partnership agencies. You will have a commitment to staff wellbeing and reflective practice.
Your primary role will be to support the Team Manager to manage the team, with the assistance of the advanced social work practitioner. You will provide regular supervision and help to create a team culture of learning alongside attending leadership sessions to broaden your own practice knowledge. The ideal candidates will be dynamic and analytical in their approach and demonstrate the ability to manage competing demands and prioritise effectively to promote safe, positive and timely decisions for the residents of Brent. This role will need you to develop meaningful and purposeful social work practice and to continue Brent’s journey to in-bed strengths based practice. Your role will also include contributing to developing practice within the team and providing mentoring to colleagues in the wider Assessment and Intervention Service
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, with significant post qualifying experience (3 years +) in a statutory Adult Social Care setting.
Brent benefits include:
Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and iphone provided)
Monthly CPD sessions
Regular professional supervision
Generous Local Government pension scheme
Access to internal and external learning and development via our Adult Social Care Skills Academy
Commitment to supporting workforce health and wellbeing with access to a free confidential employee counselling services
Access to privilege card for local retailers the London Designer Outlet
Access to our Zipcar scheme
Here at Brent, we value the diversity of our community and we aim to have a workforce that reflects this. Come and join us, we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: 01 February 2022 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.