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Team Manager, Learning Disabilities
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1745
  • Published: Wed 19/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 03/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Team Manager, Learning Disabilities

Team Manager Learning Disabilities 
£49,674 - £52,746 per annum + £3,000 market supplement

About Us

The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east.  It is well connected  by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.

We have the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.

Newham Adult Social Care has recognised that we want to work in co-production with our residents with Learning Disabilities, to ensure that we provide a holistic person centred service to ensure that we support people to live fulfilling lives. We have recently restructured our services so that we have a specialist Learning Disabilities and Autism Team; we are looking for a Team Manager to join us on our journey so that we can deliver better services.

The team forms part of the Council’s whole life approach to ensure that people of any age with learning disabilities and autism can live healthy, safe, independent and fulfilling lives. We are working with our partners to develop an integrated service and improved journey for residents.  We want to ensure services join and smooth out some of the issues customers and their carers experience at different stages in their lives.   

We absolutely want to increase the number of people living independently in their own homes; with everyday access to employment and/or other worthwhile pastimes.

About the Job

Are you interested in joining our Learning Disability Services? It is an exciting time to join us on our journey to provide the best quality services for our residents in Newham.  Everything we do is aimed at providing high quality and person-centred support in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communities we support in Newham.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Team Manager for our Learning Disabilities Team in Newham. The team provides support to adults with Learning Disabilities over the age of 25 and is working closely with our health partners and other agencies.

The post is reporting to the Learning Disabilities Service Manager and the post holder will be responsible for managing and leading a team of Social Workers and Support Workers.

You will be required to provide management and leadership to the team as a professional, visible role model for the service and the council.  We want an individual who will shine and lead by example.  We are looking for someone who is creative,  caring, compassionate and committed to delivering high quality services and ensuring safe practice and positive resident experience at all times.

You will part of a team that always support each other. We have great progression pathways and training opportunities. We have an inclusive culture and have launched a range of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to help us promote this. Having a diverse workforce is of the utmost importance especially in terms of shared learning, discussing caseloads and achieving the best outcomes for the people who use our services. We have a supportive Senior Management team that helps to facilitate a culture of trust and autonomy.

Join us and be part of a local authority that has accepted the challenge to constantly improve. If you are the right person for the job and you would like more information about this post, please do not hesitate to make contact with us for an informal discussion.

About You

The post holder will be working in a busy frontline Adult Social Care environment.

The service is responsible for undertaking all ASC/social work interventions including assessments, reviews, safeguarding and case management work for Adult Social Care Customers with Learning Disabilities and Autism.

The post holder will provide management, leadership, guidance, support and expert advice to social care staff, internal/external partners as required, maintaining the highest level of professional service.

The post holder will be accountable for the efficient operation of services and the overall quality of practice within the team, and work closely with quality assurance colleagues to continuously develop, improve and audit care standards as well as delivery key strategic aims of the organisation and ensure that the residents of Newham have access to high quality services.

For  more information, please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For questions about the job, please contact Angie Ingleton, Service Manager, or Sissi Mylona, Head of Service,

Closing date: 2nd December 2022

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Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.