Salary range: £56,022- £59,313 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Team Manager to join the Access Information and Assessment Service (Adult Social Care front door). We are a values based employer looking for a high calibre Team Manager, to provide innovation and excellent practice. You will join a committed and enthusiastic management team, supporting some of our most vulnerable and residents in Brent.
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 exciting time to join us.
As Team Manager, you will be leading a team of professional’s right at the front door of our Adult Social Care operations here at Brent. You will lead our response to those in need of information, advice and support and will be supported by a team of Social Care and Occupational Therapy colleagues. You will lead our approach to positive risk taking and innovative approaches to support residents to lead full and active lives.
Our social care services here in Brent use a strength-based approach to promote the independence, interest and rights of our residents and their families. Across our Adult Social Care services, we strive to deliver a culture of working together, positive risk taking and accountability. Our core aim is to support our residents to be influential active members of our community.
We are looking for an experienced social work or occupational therapy professional who can demonstrate a high level of expertise working in a statutory setting supporting people with complex social care needs in the community.
As Team Manager you will provide clinical and management supervision to the Deputy Team Managers, Advanced Practitioner, Social Work Practitioners and Occupational Therapists. You will attend and 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.
You will provide regular supervision and help to create a team culture of learning alongside attending leadership sessions to broaden your own leadership and practice knowledge. Ideal candidates will be dynamic and analytical in their approach and demonstrate their ability to manage competing demands. You will lead and develop social work practice and continue Brent’s journey to in-bed strengths based practice. Your role will also include contributing to developing practice within the team and providing mentoring to colleagues in the wider Assessment and Intervention Service.
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist, with significant post qualifying experience (5 years +) in a statutory Adult Social Care setting.
Brent benefits include:
- Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and iPhone provided)
- Monthly CPD sessions
- Regular professional supervision
- 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 counselling services
- Access to privilege card for local retailers the London Designer Outlet
Closing date: 4 June 2023 (23:00)
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.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden 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 email@example.com