Head of Adult Safeguarding and Mental Health
This is an exciting opportunity to lead Adult Safeguarding and Mental Health in Dudley Borough. The successful applicant will have an ability to lead a person-centred service, ensure high quality and demonstrate excellent use of resources.
You will have managed significant budgets and staff infrastructure; you will be a strong leader with a proven track record of transformational change, committed to improving outcomes for people with disabilities.
You will be a qualified Social Worker with significant experience and will serve as the Principle Social Worker for Dudley MBC.
Whilst managing the competing pressures of delivering personalised care and support with decreasing resources, you will also have an ability to implement change swiftly and effectively. Your approach to change will involve active engagement with people with social care needs and partner agencies to ensure the highest possible quality of care and responsiveness of service.
Reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care, you will lead the operational management of the Adult Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub and the Mental Health Service. You will have experience of working with housing and health colleagues to develop integrated approaches to care and support. You will have an effective track record of management of change.
You will join a strong management team and form strategic partnerships to deliver improvement and manage service risk. You will be politically astute and your ability to support and guide Elected Members will be key.
Interested? For an informal chat about the role please contact Matt Bowsher- DASS on 01384 81 5805. For more information about the role and Dudley Council please refer to the attached documents.
You will also benefit from:
- A generous Local Government Pension
- Agile Working – supporting and promoting a positive work/life balance, though please note you will be expected to be physically on site some of the time each week.
Flexible Working – to include Agile Working (dependant on the needs of the service), Flexible Retirement
- Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) Depending upon Salary and Length of Service
- Learning & Development / Apprenticeships – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
- Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
- Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
- Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
- Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
- Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres
Closing Date for applications: Friday 28th January at 5pm
Shortlisting will take place on 1st/2nd February with interviews to take place w/c 13th February.
Interviews will take place in Dudley w/c 13th February.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable adults; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive many applications.
Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.
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