Assistant Team Manager
37.0 Hours per Week
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Hospital Social Work Team for an Assistant Team Manager.
The role covers both acute hospital discharges and the longer term support required once people leave hospital.
As an Assistant Team Manager you will work in partnership with health professionals and social care staff to ensure smooth, timely and safe discharge of Solihull residents with long term physical and or mental health conditions from the acute setting and within the community. As a member of an experienced management team which oversees and supports the development and progress of a team of social workers and social care facilitators, you will play a key role in shaping and progressing the required Discharge to Assess model to meet the requirements of the Covid 19 Hospital Discharge Government Guidance 2020.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- A professional social work qualification and current Social Work England membership
- Previous experience of Hospital Social work together preferably with experience of working with people who have long term physical and/ or mental health conditions.
- Experience of providing professional supervision to others.
- Evidence of positive risk taking and able to make decisions independently.
- Effective communication skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a busy hospital and post discharge team.
You will be based at Heartlands Hospital and cover remotely all other acute/non acute hospitals that require support to enable the discharge of Solihull residents. The social work team are currently working in an agile way due to the Covid-19 situation and there is the opportunity to work from home for part of the working week in line with the needs of the business. Support will be offered to enable this.
You will work 37 hours per week on a rota basis, usually working 5 days a week Monday to Friday but will be required to work one in four weekends and bank holidays.
In return, you will be part of a team where you will be valued and your professional development supported as you help us shape and improve the services we deliver. We have close partnerships across agencies in the borough. We are a small and friendly local authority with good relationships across adult care and support.
We also understand that our employees have commitments and interests outside work and encourage good work-life balance by offering a flexible and agile working environment; this is further supplemented by an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Maxime Cane, Hospital Team Manager, by email to email@example.com or Alison Coppock, Team Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will take place on week commencing 16th November 2020 using a secure video conferencing platform.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults .
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Job description and person specification