Adults Social Care Team Manager (Fast Track)

Additional Information:

Applicants must hold a recognised Social Worker qualification and be registered with Social Work England.

Enhanced DBS required.

Benefits and more information:

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About Southwark

Southwark is an ambitious, vibrant, culturally diverse and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We value our people, celebrate diversity and seek to find effective and creative ways of supporting our communities. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. We currently have several vacancies across the older persons & physical disability service we wish to fill.

The role

We are looking for a team manager who can offer exemplary leadership, management, and professional guidance to a team of social workers, and where required other practitioners, both directly and within their team. You will ensure the delivery of a high quality, comprehensive, integrated, strength based and person centred social work service within Southwark’s Practice Framework.

You will promote and govern excellent social work practice, including assessing need, support planning and working purposefully with individuals, their families, support networks and other professionals to safeguard Adults and their carers, whilst promoting positive outcomes. You will ensure the delivery of a social work service which is both strength-based and responsive to the needs of adults, their families and social networks in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. You will promote, lead and manage the development of excellent and confident practitioners.

in return we will offer a comprehensive training program that can be tailored to your individual learning needs. We will also support you by offering reflective supervision, mentorship, manageable caseloads and administrative support.

Join us and you’ll find a career few can match for positive impact and progress.

You will have:

Experience of managing or supporting an inter-professional team, setting priorities, undertaking supervision and undertaking performance

Expert knowledge of key legislation, Social Work theories and guidance with demonstrable ability to apply this to practice.

Ability to supervise and/ or manage a cohort of social care practitioners. This may include workers from different professional backgrounds, Newly Qualified Social workers and student placements.

Ability to take responsibility for the professional learning and development of others through supervision, mentoring, assessing, research, teaching and leadership.

Experience of working with people with disabilities and/ or mental illness.

High quality written and verbal skills, with an ability to collate and analyse complex information, and produce clear, good quality data.

Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team and with multiple agencies to facilities holistic assessments and working collaboratively to support people to achieve their goals and maximize independence.

Recruitment timetable:

Closing date: Rolling advert

Interviews: Take place on the first week of every month

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Salary: £46,392 - £53,490

Work Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permenant

Location: Queens Road SE15 2HP

Date Posted: 04/11/2022

Closing Date: 04/11/3000


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Southwark Council, 2nd Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TZ

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Director of Adult Social Care