Deputy Team Manager - Adult Social Care

Location
England, Essex, Harlow
Salary
£39168 - £47405 per annum
Posted
12 Oct 2020
Closes
27 Oct 2020
Ref
29511
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
Essex County Council continues to review its ways of working during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to work within adult social care with a focus on "digital first", where the default position is, where possible, for our staff to work from home (this is continuously reviewed). All candidates applying to Adult Social Care will be expected to join on a 12-week rota on a 6-day shift pattern and this will include some weekend work. However, we still promote flexible working and a flexible work pattern can be discussed. For further details please enquire with our resourcing team, alternatively working patterns can be discussed at interview.


Job Purpose
ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles:- prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding. This will enable people, their families and carers to be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently. Providing an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.

The Deputy Team Manager is an opportunity for social workers with a passion for development, to specialise in a career in social care management. Committed to improving the quality of delivery, this role will support the Team Manager to achieve positive change.

With significant experience of social work practice and a desire to mentor staff and manage individual and team performance and deliver improvements. The ability to build strong working relationships is also key to this role.

Educated to degree level i.e. Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent. Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered social worker.

Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework, knowledge and skills statement.

Strong leadership and behavioural skills with the ability to forge a highly performing and motivated team from diverse backgrounds to deliver local objectives.

Evidence of developing individuals to work to required professional standards and operate confidently to deliver the best solutions for service users.

Experience of working within a complex environment and leading change to ensure the organisation delivers best practice within financial constraints.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Experience within a Social Care setting with evidence of challenging social and family situations.

Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for children and vulnerable adults.

Evidence of clear decision making in order to highlight and limit the potential risks associated with intervention.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.