Job Title: Team Manager
Location: Lister hospital
Starting Salary: £48,923 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £54,145
Hours: 37 hours per week
Lister Social work Team
Integrated Hospital Discharge Service
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Lister Social Work team, the successful applicants will able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda and Individual Budgets. You will keep the user and any future potential users at the centre of all activity and address user needs within the legislative framework.
You will be responsibility for assessing and arranging care in a hospital setting. We are a busy team covering a large and diverse area and would welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, creative care planning and a citizen focus.
Key responsibilities of the Team Manager post include:
- Establishing day-to-day practice of the Team, ensuring compliance to relevant policies and procedures and an effective performance management approach.
- Managing the practice and performance of the team to ensure the timely and effective completion of discharges and reviews.
- To inspire, lead, manage and nurture a team of professionals (Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Community Care Officers) that can operate innovatively and creatively in order to meet the needs of Hertfordshire citizens.
- Building positive relationships with key partners delivering.
- Effective management of resources and budgets and assurance of quality.
- Act as the lead manager in complex / high profile safeguarding and or serious concerns processes.
You must be a registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with experience of managing people and performance. You will also have experience of leading and managing change. The successful candidate will have the ability to influence the workings of other services and you will be a skilled communicator who can work with competing demands for services. You will be comfortable with managing a team who will primarily be out of the office located in other bases who are undertaking assessments to support safe appropriate discharges to the community.
To improve outcomes for service users, the Integrated Discharge Service supports a 7 day Hospital Discharge service, working 8-8 weekdays and 8-6 weekends. The post will be asked to be part of the service-wide rota to provide cover on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering weekends. There will be opportunities for you to discuss this at interview if your application is successful.
Please call Heidi Hall for a discussion if any further information is required on 01438 284034
Applications will be considered as and when received.
Benefits of Working for HCC:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays. We offer a comprehensive induction and training programme and Local Government Pension Scheme. Upon joining Hertfordshire County Council you will have access to Herts Rewards which gives discounts and cashback on over 800 retailers and services. This also includes childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, Carewell – an employee assistance programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
How to Apply: As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer 4 key questions. This is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge, and experience match what we are looking. If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.