The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of the management team within the Richmond and Wandsworth Mental Health Service as part of a ground-breaking shared staffing arrangement. We are pleased to offer two Assistant Team Manager roles, one in the Richmond Mental Health Social Care Team and one in the Wandsworth Mental Health Social Care Team.
The teams undertake all initial Care Act and Carers assessments, six-week reviews and unplanned reviews for Wandsworth & Richmond residents with social care needs as a result of their mental health. The team is focussed on agreeing personalised support plans with residents and their carers, which maximise the person's independence and control over their environment and personal circumstances, and are cost effective. The ATM role has responsibility for ensuring that the service promotes a strengths-based and enabling approach built on the Recovery Model, that services are outcome-focused, that risks are managed as far as possible and that the effective use of resources is maximised. The team also has a case management role for a number of service users, where the complexity requires longer term work. The team facilitates swift hospital discharges, has a responsibility for undertaking safeguarding enquiries, and undertakes a team duty function.
The Assistant Team Manager will support the Team Manager in ensuring that all agreed service plans and statutory responsibilities are met, and quality services delivered to the relevant local populations in keeping with the philosophy of the Care Act 2014.
The Assistant Team Manager will ensure staff work in an integrated way with primary & secondary healthcare providers and other statutory and voluntary sector services to deliver best outcomes for service users and their families.
The role will be to support the Team Manager in managing and leading the team, ensuring the delivery of a high quality, effective and efficient, person centred service for adults across both boroughs with mental health social care needs and their carers. This will involve supervision of social workers and social care assessors within the team and also acting as a safeguarding adults manager (SAM).
The Assistant Team Manager will provide direction, maintain practice standards and promote continuous professional development to social workers and social care assessors.
To be successful in this role you will need to have:
•A relevant professional qualification (e.g. social work or Occupational Therapy) and current registration.
•Experience in a statutory social care or health setting.
•Experience in supervision, managing and motivating staff.
The new candidate will find:
•A very positive and supportive environment where creativity and hard work are supported and appreciated.
•Great opportunities for professional, personal development and progression.
•An organisation committed to supporting new ways of working so flexible working arrangements are at the forefront.
•A supportive management team and peer group.
•31 days of annual leave
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
For an informal discussion please contact Amy Shardlow, Team Manger Richmond Mental Health Social Care Team on 020 8487 5070
To apply for this role please send an updated CV with a personal statement to tell us how you meet the requirements of the job and person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 8th December 2018
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment