Deputy Team Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hospital Discharge Team (HDT) for an experienced Social Worker who is registered with the HCPC.
Brent Hospital Discharge team is responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge of Brent residents from all acute hospitals and works closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary teams from major hospitals for example Northwick Park, Central Middlesex, Royal Free and the Imperial hospitals.
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Deputy Team Manager will work alongside and support the Team Manager in providing specialist advice, guidance, support and supervision to Qualified and non Qualified Social Work staff within a fast past paced and multi-disciplinary hospital discharge service. The Deputy Team Manager will be dealing with day to day quality assurance, allocation, customer care and performance issues to manage the delayed transfers of care and reporting to the Team Manager as and when required.
This post is with the Hospital Discharge Team (HDT), which is responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge for residents of Brent and working closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary teams from the local acute and non-acute trusts that include Northwick Park, Central Middlesex, Royal Free and the Imperial and Willesden Centre for Health and Care.
You will have substantial experience of managing and supervising qualified and unqualified Social Work staff.
You will have experience of working within a partnership and multi-disciplinary setting would be advantageous.
You have the ability to risk assess referrals into the team, planning a response and deciding on priority.
Skills in multitasking, prioritisation, workload management and time management are all essential.
Closing Date: 14 April 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced and Barred (Adults)’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.