Deputy Team Manager
Fantastic development opportunity
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 role of a Deputy Team Manager in the Duty Team is to provide leadership, development and direction across Adult Social Care by ensuring that the team provides the best support to our service users whilst working with them, their families and other partners.
The successful candidate will also be making sure that the practice within the team is fair and professional at all times. You will build professional relationships with the people we support, families, other staff members and external professionals.
You will ensure that all the assessments and records relating to service users are accurate and up to date and using respectful language.
You will work in a consistent and positive way with the other managers and staff members from other teams. You will ensure that all organisation policies and specific agreed ways of working in the service are followed.
You will supervise, coach and train your staff members to become person centred and apply a strength based approach.
The successful candidate will use IT to undertake a range of administrative tasks and to follow procedural guidelines and complete appropriate documentation in required formats and to compile detailed written reports and be able to communicate clearly to people we support, employees and other partners all in parallel with the nature of confidentiality.
We are looking for someone who has considerable experience in Adult Social Care; a good communicator (written and verbal) and listener.
Ideally you will have experience in supervising/mentoring or coaching others.
Closing Date: 25 April 2021 (23:00)
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. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
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. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.