The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
There has never been a more exciting time to bring about change for people in Surrey. We are developing a whole life approach to ensure that people of any age with learning disabilities and autism can live healthy, safe, independent and fulfilling lives. We are working with our partners to develop an integrated service and improved journey for residents. By adopting an all age approach, we can reimagine how services join together and smooth out some of the issues that residents and their carers experience at different stages in their lives.
As part of the Adult Social Care centralised learning disabilities and autism team you will be leading work to transform lives.
The significant financial challenges we face mean we have to ensure that we make best use of available resources to meet the changing needs of people. We can also build on strong foundations with, for example, Transforming Care, the Cost of Care project, and Valuing People principles.
We will be bold, being honest about where we can improve people’s experience, and we will celebrate our successes. We will check with residents to ensure that we are making a positive difference to their lives.
We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager who is a specialist in the field of Social Work and who can demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment to strength-based practice and the personalisation agenda. You will also be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge of the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, and the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework. You will also have excellent Safeguarding knowledge and skills.
You will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the skills and ability to manage and support the day to day running of a large, busy, and dynamic team, prioritising daily challenges effectively. Confident in making sound practice decisions that respond flexibly and quickly to changing needs and emergencies that arise in the community, you will also be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families, and positive relationships with health staff.
You will support the manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care, with a clear strength based agenda, and will line manage and be responsible for the supervision of both qualified social workers and unqualified staff within the team, managing safeguarding concerns and ensuring that they are followed through as appropriate. You must also be able to demonstrate an applied and effective knowledge of safeguarding procedures and be able to evidence this within your work. This will compliment your extensive knowledge of social work practice, theory and legislation to enhance practice, procedures and policies. You will also be committed to promoting innovation and introducing new ways of working from recognised sites of excellence.
Through all that you do you will demonstrate your commitment to supporting carers and to providing management that supports and promotes Surrey County Council’s equality and diversity policy.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker and have current professional registration with the relevant registration authority and adhere to their standards for conduct, performance and ethics.
- Significant post qualification experience and some management experience.
- A key accountability of the role is developing staff practice and therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of providing effective professional supervision to social workers and less experienced colleagues.
- A willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and job profile.
- Your range of IT skills to a competent level as well as a willingness to learn to use a variety of software systems.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 03/07/2022 with interviews to follow.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Meera Padhiar by e-mail at Meera.Padhiar@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.