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Deputy Team Manager
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC19009
  • Published: Mon 25/07/2022, 14:14 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,998 with the opportunity to progress to a max of £52,220
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Deputy Team Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Community Hospital and Out of County Hospital Team, this Service supports an integrated approach to managing care of people who require support on discharge from hospital.  Your team will be based in Community Rehab Units, Care Homes and office based.  This team is based within our Integrated Hospital Discharge Service working closely with the Acute Trusts.

To improve outcomes for service users, the Community Hospital and Out of County Hospital Team support a 7-day service.  The successful candidate will therefore be asked to work on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering a weekend. The successful candidate will be based in Farnham house, Stevenage but will be required to travel to other sites across the County, the successful applicants will be able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda, and Individual Budgets. You will keep the user and any future potential users at the centre of all activity and address user needs within the legislative framework.

Key responsibilities of the Deputy Team Manager post include:

  • Establishing day-to-day practice of the Team, ensuring compliance to relevant policies and procedures and an effective performance management approach.
  • Managing the practice and performance of the team to ensure the timely and effective completion of discharges and reviews.
  • To inspire, lead, manage and nurture a team of professionals (Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Community Care Officers) that can operate innovatively and creatively in order to meet the needs of Hertfordshire citizens.
  • Building positive relationships with key partners delivering.
  • Effective management of resources and budgets and assurance of quality.
  • Act as the Deputy lead manager in complex / high profile safeguarding and or serious concerns processes.

You must be a registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with experience of managing people and performance. You will also have experience of leading and managing change. The successful candidate will have the ability to influence the workings of other services and you will be a skilled communicator who can work with competing demands for services.  You will be comfortable with managing a team who will primarily be out of the office located in other bases who are undertaking assessments to support safe appropriate discharges to the community.

To improve outcomes for service users, the Integrated Discharge Service supports a 7 day Hospital Discharge service.  The post will be asked to be part of the service-wide rota to provide cover on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering weekends. There will be opportunities for you to discuss this at interview if your application is successful.