Team Manager (Adult Social Care) - Ref: SS03821

Location
Walsall, West Midlands
Salary
£45,859- £51,315 per annum
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Closes
28 Jan 2022
Job Ref
SS03821
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Team Manager (Adult Social Care) - Ref: SS03821

  • 37 hours per week (Working pattern Monday to Friday)
  • Salary G12: £45,859- £51,315 per annum

It’s an exciting time to join Adult Social Care in Walsall. We have some bold changes happening and we want to find the very best social care staff to be part of our future. An opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager in the North Locality team.  The service provides statutory social care and occupational therapy. This post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced and professionally qualified individual looking for an exciting management and leadership role.

You will need to be either a Social Work England registered Social Worker or an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, with three years post qualifying social care employment and line management experience. The successful candidate would be someone who is keen to work innovatively, strive for improvements, and contribute to the change agenda. You will need solid experience as a social care manager, dealing with high levels of demand in a consistently busy environment. To be successful in this role you must have extensive safeguarding experience and the ability to work collaboratively with key partners.

You will be joining a committed and supportive management and leadership team and will have responsibility for leading a diverse staff group as well as managing a busy team focused on delivering a high-quality service. You will support a team of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and unqualified social care practitioners to deliver a strengths-based and risk enablement approach to deliver social care outcomes and learn from good practice. Your team will have a community focus with close links to local health and social care teams.

You will take a lead role in the team including complex case discussions, managing workflow and KPI’s, reviewing internal processes/procedures, change management and team engagement. You will have the confidence and ability to support and motivate your team to achieve outstanding performance. You will take pride in cultivating a culture of quality practice, open learning and service improvement. It is essential that you have drive and motivation for supporting people to have the best lives possible and that you are equally committed to the support, development and direction of staff within your team.

Walsall is committed to the learning and development of all employees and you will receive training, coaching, mentoring and development opportunities.

If you would like to discuss the post in advance of an application, please contact Jennie Pugh, Head of Locality Teams email Jennie.Pugh@walsall.gov.uk.

The Adult Social Care teams are predominantly working from home with the opportunity to work from an office base once or twice a week if required. This is part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues.

We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role however flexibility and willingness to support across the borough would be essential. Our technology platform and equipment are first class enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with vulnerable adults.  

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

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Closing Date: 28th January 2022

Interviews will be held during week commencing 7th February 2022

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