An exciting opportunity has arisen in Sefton Adult Social Care for a Team Manager in their Area Assessment Team - North Sefton. As a Team Manager you will have management responsibility for a team of qualified Social Workers and will be expected to provide robust supervision in line with Sefton’s supervision policy. Applicants should have proven management experience or be ready to demonstrate their readiness for the step up to a management position. This role will involve working collaboratively with a variety of partner organisations to support the needs of vulnerable citizens.
Please note that in order to apply for this post you must be qualified and registered as a Social Worker with SWE and have post qualifying experience in Adult Social Care.
Sefton is a vibrant local authority that is already on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Vision 2030. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough.
Sefton has a strong track record of partnership working and place leadership, and for having a motivated and dedicated workforce that is resilient and adaptable, it puts the Council in the best possible place to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.
If you would like to be part of our team and contribute to our ongoing success and have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and make a difference to outcomes for adults and carers then we would like to hear from you. As a passionate, service focused and resilient Social Worker with a ‘can do’ attitude, Sefton Council wants you to help achieve its vision for all vulnerable adults and their carers. With our partners, we are working hard to help all adults to keep them safe; and independent and an active part of the community in which they are resident. As an Authority, our current focus is caseload and good quality supervision, with our excellent in-house training offer you can expect many development opportunities and training tools available for all staff, you can become part of our vision and management team.
A confident and connected borough
Sefton is the northern borough of Liverpool City Region with more than 273,000 residents.
Boasting 22 miles of stunning coastline, Sefton is a leading coastal tourist destination with a flourishing visitor economy. Spanning the busy Port of Liverpool, the famous Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation, attractive beaches and dunes, to the resort town of Southport, the diversity of the borough provides a unique mix of urban and natural setting.
You will be working in a diverse and exciting borough with a world renown race course and famous golf courses alongside National Trust nature reserves where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. With excellent transport links Sefton is well placed for accessing cities across the North West, including Liverpool and Manchester. With vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning coastal and rural locations, everyone can find their perfect home.
This is an organisation where excellent links with our partners, businesses and communities are integral to the delivery of our products and services.
Our Vision and Journey so far….
Sefton Adult Social Care have high aspirations for the service to work with our most vulnerable residents to complete excellent person-centred and high-quality assessments, the outcomes of which will positively impact on well-being and support people to live healthier lives. We are in the process of expanding our early intervention and prevention offer to our residents, using innovative approaches and the latest technological solutions. Sefton Adult Social Care have an ethos of coproducing and codesigning services with our residents and stakeholders to ensure they meet the needs of our service users whilst ensuring that we respect people’s dignity, rights, and choices. As a service we recognise the importance of increasing choice enabling people to have control over their lives, and we are committed to improving outcomes and maximising independence of our service users.
This is a critical juncture in time for Sefton and its Integration Journey. The 1st of July saw us formally establish the Sefton Partnership, bringing together Health and Social Care in Sefton to plan, resource, deliver and continually improve Health and Care Services with the ambition of improving the Health and Wellbeing of our residents, reducing duplication and unwarranted variation, driving up quality and improving the experience of those that need our Care and Support. Being part of our dedicated Social Care workforce means being a key part of achieving this, working across boundaries to act as one team with the outcome of the individual at our heart.
What you’ll get in return
- To be part of an established, caring, and welcoming team
- Access to good quality, monthly, reflective supervision
- A comprehensive induction programmes
- Excellent training and career development opportunities.
- Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports
- 27 days annual leave rising to 32 days after 5 years continual service plus 8 bank holidays
- Enhanced sick pay, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave schemes.
- Excellent pension scheme.
- Opportunities for agile/flexible working
- Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles
- Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
- Cycle to work scheme
- Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
- Hybrid working e.g. the ability to work from home or office for some part of the working week
- Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues.
- Commitment to supporting your emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service
- Assistance with relocation if eligible.
- Access to our Professional Practice Forum
If you wish to discuss any aspects of this role, please contact Nick Roberts on 07976876745
Please do not make contact if you are from a recruitment or advertising agency.
If successful, you will also be required to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Record Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the Borough. As such the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job. YOU MUST THEREFORE, DISCLOSE WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS IN THE APPLICATION FORM.
Closing Date: 11 December 2022
Interview Date: 16 December 2022
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).
Please fully complete the online application form.