Team Manager - Access to Adult Social Care Team
£49,674 to £52,746 ( plus £3,000 annual market supplement)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Team Manager to join Adult Social Care Operations, to lead our front-door Access Team. The Team Manager role represents a unique opportunity to join a high performing, front door service in a key leadership role, delivering high quality information, advice and guidance as well as offering flexible and responsive services for Adults in Newham. The post-holder will maintain and develop good models of stakeholder engagement in decision-making and support effective co-planning and collaborative working between the staff and colleagues across adults’ social care and health.
Newham is a diverse borough with a young and vibrant population. There are over 270,190 adults in the borough, coming from all corners of the world and serves one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse communities in the UK where over 100 different languages are spoken. This makes Newham an exciting and interesting place to work
Newham Adult Social Care service provides support to adults and carers, who may, because of the effects of ill health or disability, need support to live safely and independently.
Our vision is to promote the wellbeing of people in Newham, making the best use of available resources to enable adults to live in the community independently and live safely, free from abuse and neglect. We strive to support our customers to make their own decisions, to feel safe and protected from harm, aspire to good health throughout their lives and make positive choices to maintain and improve their wellbeing.
About the job
Managing our Access team, you will find an extremely collaborative team awaits you. You will work with practice managers, social workers, social care officers and access officers who are dedicated to providing a high quality front door service to our residents. You will lead the team with a strengths based focus to provide high quality information, advice and guidance as well as carrying out Care Act assessments.
As well as managing the performance of the team you will have the opportunity be directly involved in the trailblazer initiative for national social care reforms. The London Borough of Newham is one of the five local authorities across England that will be first to implement adult social care charging reforms. We will be working to put the new charging reform plans in place by January 2023 ahead of a national rollout in October next year.
People at the heart of everything we do
We are looking for a resilient, experienced, qualified Social Work or Occupational Therapy practitioner who has experience of direct leadership or can demonstrate that they are ready for it. You are a dynamic, confident, practitioner who is able to deal with a consistently busy environment. To be successful in this role you must have strong attention to detail and be performance driven and be able to develop new processes when required. Excellent communication skills are also required. Above all you will help us to provide a service that maximises choice and independence to the residents of the London Borough of Newham
Closing date 5th June 2022
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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.
We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.
The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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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