Assistant Team Manager

Ladies Walk, Sedgley, DY3 3UA
£40,578.00 to £43,570.00 per annum
30 Jun 2022
22 Aug 2022
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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About Us

An exciting opportunity is now available within the High Risk and Complex Needs cluster in Dudley Disability Service. This service supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, who require ongoing co-ordination of their care and support needs or who have a level of complexity to their needs that require specialist intervention. We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers, delivering a personalised quality service, promoting independence, choice, control, inclusion and achieving resolution.

The Role

Hours: 37.00 per week Grade 11

We are a busy and dynamic team, looking for a full time new High Risk and Complex Needs Assistant Team Manager who:

Is a strong team player, and can work in partnership with other Assistant Team Managers to lead, inspire and motivate the team.

With their expert knowledge of high risk and complex needs in adult social care, provide support and works with the team to deliver a strength-based approach to assessment and support planning.

Understands the importance of having strong oversight of safe discharges from hospitals and Safeguarding activity within the team.

Is a leader that is passionate about high staff performance, has experience of coaching staff, and supporting them with their continuous professional development.

Is a clear communicator who is able to provide leadership and direction to staff as appropriate through application of positive language.

Understands collaborative working with mental health trusts, CCGs and the Black Country local authorities as well as MAPPA, Police and Probation.

Good understand of funding framework under s117 aftercare and CHC. Ability to identify the eligibility and work with our health colleagues.

You will be expected to carry out the following duties:

Support the Team Managers and 4 other Assistant Team Managers with managing and supervising the High Risk and Complex Needs cluster.

Be able to use and interpret data insight reports to implement change processes, improve individual/team performance., and inform decision making.


Work in partnership with other Assistant Team Managers to provide one to one supervision, peer supervision, and professional development sessions.

Manage and support our High Risk Complex workers to produce good quality assessments, MCAs, safeguarding investigations reports as well as Mental Health Tribunals, hearings, and Care Programme Approaches (CPAs).

Good understand of the legal framework around the Mental Health Act 1983/07 and good understanding of a good safe discharge plan, reablement and recovery journey.

Provide oversight and support staff with all Safeguarding activity, including Mental Capacity Assessments, Best Interests Decisions, Court of Protection applications, and Community Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Problem solving, assessment and management of risk is a daily function of this role.

To support with encouraging decision making to be taken at the lowest level possible, providing clear boundaries, support and advice, and without giving up on general accountability.

Carry out investigations and resolve formal complaints with support from the Team Manager.

Key Requirements:

What you need to succeed:

A strong ethic towards excellence. We need an individual who takes ownership, constructively challenges boundaries/processes where they cause blockages, and is not afraid to have difficult conversations.

Previous experience working in an Adult Social Care setting, with individuals who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Physical Disability, and Acquired Brain Injury – this is not an essential requirement.

A strong ability to plan, prioritise and deliver to tight timescales, responding flexibly and positively to change and work effectively under pressure.

Leadership skills. Management and supervisory experience are preferable.

The successful applicant will be supported with high-quality professional support, supervision and excellent learning and development opportunities. First and foremost, you will essentially be part of a supportive and cohesive management team who have vast experience of all age disability.

An informal discussion with the Team Manager is welcome if you would like to know more. Please contact Shabila Bi on 01384 81 5182 or via email on:

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