Deputy Team Manager ( Social Workers)

Deputy Team Manager ( Social Workers)

Job Details

Date Posted: 2024-07-09 14:04:00 - End Date: 09-08-2024

Location: Wembley, Wembley, United Kingdom

Salary:

Employment Type: Managerial/Executive, Executive Officers / Assistants, Social Care

Company: Confidential

About Us Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an fantastic time to join us.  In addition Deputy Team Manager roles in Brent Adult Social Care attract the following payments (subject to review);  Golden hello payment of £5,000* Annual retention payment of £3,000 ** Additional payments are available for Practice Educators and Best Interest Assessors  *Subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probation period.  ** Payable after the completion of 12 months in the post. The Post   Several permanent opportunities have arisen for deputy team managers who are qualified occupational therapists/social workers in Brent. The following positions are available; Access and Information-Occupational Therapist DTM  Hospital Discharge team-Occupational Therapist DTM Hospital Discharge team-Social Worker DTM Learning Disabilities team- Social Worker DTM SMART team- Social Worker DTM   Your primary role will be to support the Team Manager to manage the team. You will provide regular supervision and help to create a team culture of learning. As the Deputy Team Manager you will lead a team of professionals, responding to queries, assisting with decision making and problem solving. You will provide clinical and management supervision to occupational therapy/social work practitioners. You will contribute to multi-agency forums and develop and nurture relationships within the Local Authority and across partnership agencies. You will have a commitment to staff wellbeing and reflective practice. As an employer, we are committed to enhancing your Continued Professional Development and offer many opportunities for career progression. This includes access to our innovative Skills Academy where you can choose a pathway to support your interests and ambitions. Opportunities are also available to train as an AMHP, BIA and Practice Educator.  The London Borough of Brent benefits include: Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and iPhone provided) Generous leave policy including parental, annual and sabbatical leave Monthly CPD sessions Regular professional supervision and peer support groups Generous Local Government pension scheme Access to internal and external learning and development via our Adult Social Care Skills Academy Commitment to supporting workforce health and wellbeing with access to a free, confidential employee assistance scheme. Access to our Zipcar scheme   The Person   We are looking for two qualified occupational therapists and and three qualified social workers with significant post qualifying experience (3 years +) who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Social Work England. You will have excellent communication and managerial skills and experience of working within a social care. You will need to be passionate about working with vulnerable adults and providing an excellent service.    The ideal candidate will be dynamic and analytical in their approach and demonstrate the ability to manage competing demands and prioritise effectively to promote safe, positive and timely decisions for the residents of Brent. You will be able to contribute to developing practice within the team and provide mentoring to colleagues in the wider Adult Social Care teams. A good understanding of the relevant Adult Social Care legislation is essential to these posts. You will need to be able to work autonomously within agreed timeframes and manage frequently changing circumstances. For an exceptional candidate who cannot demonstrate all of the above, training would be provided. For an informal discussion please contact: sarah.richards@brent.gov.uk or yvonne.olasunkanmi@brent.gov.uk for the Hospital Discharge team positions, Leon.Gooding@brent.gov.uk for the SMART team and Learning Disabilities positions and Sitabile.Pswarayi@brent.gov.uk for the Access and Information position  Additional Information   If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. We will accept a CV in support of your application, however, you should still provide a supporting statement.   Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application. We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.   The information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas and your data protection rights, can be found here.  Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.   As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  recruitment@brent.gov.uk 

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