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Team Manager - Discharge to Assess

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Colchester
£50411 - £62451 per annum + Flexible working, CPD, Local Gov Pension
Closing date
12 Dec 2023


Interviews will be held in person at Rowan House in Colchester on 18th and 19th December 2023.

With us you can achieve more - for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We're always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Team Managers play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we'll empower you to make the most of your experience within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.

About the Role

The Team Manager leads a social care team, holding them accountable for performance and delivering improvements. Working with the Service Manager, contributing to the development of strategy and ensuring a service which adapts responsively to change.

With proven ability to focus on results, develop innovative solutions and build strong working relationships with partners, this leader will possess a deep understanding of working in an extremely challenging financial environment.

The role will involve providing leadership and support across a team of professionals, enabling the development of individuals within the team. Key responsibilities will include delivering expertise and professional knowledge and guidance for complex cases and delivering a high-quality service with positive outcomes which enables people to live healthily and independently.

There will be a requirement to support discharge planning as part of the MDT with health colleagues and development of the transfer of care hub at the hospital.

The Team

The team support adults who have recently been discharged from hospital or supporting them to prevent an admission into hospital. The ethos being to support Adults to leave hospital, when safe and appropriate to do so, and continuing their care and assessment out of hospital. Wherever possible Adults will be supported to return to their home for assessment.

We are seeking an inventive, proactive leader who engages a strengths-based approach to leadership in a multi-disciplinary arena that can at times be challenging but rewarding as you see the team grow in confidence. You will support and manage the team to work with adults, and their families, who have a variety of strengths and complex social needs, to live as independently as they can. You will have experience of making safeguarding personal and positively identify and manage risk with the multi-agency team. You will play an integral role in implementing Essex County Councils early intervention model, promoting choice and control.

In addition, you will represent the team in a range of meetings both internal and with our partner agencies. You will be working in collaboration with health care professionals and care providers using a multi - disciplinary approach to ensure the adults receive the right support at the right time.

We look forward to the successful applicant applying their knowledge across complex cases.

The team operates on a 7-day rota basis, you will be required to work one weekend in six and a share of bank holidays for which you will receive an additional 6% flat rate allowance in addition to the basic salary.

About You

You'll bring strong and progressive leadership and behavioural skills, giving you the ability to develop a highly motivated, high-performing professional team to deliver the best solutions for those using our services. We are seeking an innovative, proactive leader who engages a strengths-based approach to leadership in a multi-disciplinary arena that can at times be challenging but rewarding as you see the team grow in confidence.

Educated to degree level in Social Work or Occupational Therapy with current professional registration, you'll bring strong leadership and behavioural skills, giving you the ability to develop a highly motivated, high-performing professional team to deliver the best solutions for those using our services. We're also looking for your experience of working in a social care setting, along with the ability to deal with challenging social situations and develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.

You'll also bring:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
  • An understanding of budgetary responsibilities and how they impact upon a service.
  • An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages.
  • Experience working in a qualified Senior Social Worker or Occupational Therapist role with current professional registration
  • Experience of leading change in a complex environment, and ensuring the organisation delivers best practice within financial constraints.
  • The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.
  • Evidence of working within a fast-paced complex team
  • The ability to make evidenced based decisions within the context of competing resources and high-risk environments.

This role involves travelling around Essex. A 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 .

What We Offer In Return

We'll support you to be your best…

  • Training and development to empower you from our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy.
  • With us you can make your career work for you with flexible working options
  • With us you can get the support you need with employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Lease Car scheme
  • Up to £8000 for relocation *
  • With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Local Government Pension Scheme. View Key Facts and FAQ's about the LGPS.
  • Volunteering leave
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with service

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

*T&Cs Apply.

Apply now.

For more information visit our Adult Social Care Brochure or contact

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

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 .

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

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