Assistant Team Manager – Adult Social Team – Initial Contact

28 days holiday, attractive pension scheme and great career development

Assistant Team Manager – Adult Social Team – Initial Contact

Working for Swindon Borough Council, this attractive career opportunity is open to applicants looking to develop a rewarding career in Health and Social Care. Offered on a permanent basis, hours 22.5 per week and plenty of career development and further training. To operationally manage and supervise the initial contact team to ensure high quality service to vulnerable adults eligible under the care Act 2015 including older people, those with a physical disability and patients discharged from hospital ; focussed on good outcomes with timely interventions at the right level; within statutory guidelines and within given resource and budget availability.

As Assistant Team Manager  you will help to model good management by taking professional responsibility for the provision of a high quality and responsive service. To assist the Team Manager in the determination of priorities, and through effective management and supervision of social care staff, ensure adults are safeguarded and their welfare promoted. You will assist in the initiation and implementation of operational business plans, legislation and policy guidance for the delivery of the Council priorities.

Promote the use of  My Care My Support for self funding service users and early self assessment . This is a leadership role to foster a strong culture and practice within the team of “personalisation”, focusing on articulating outcomes for individuals, identifying where individuals can make use of universally available services, You will ensure team contribution to management of the budget and realisation of targeted financial efficiencies, ensuring that diversity is respected and takes account of the different needs of adults and their carers, and that the decisions made and service delivery is sensitive to and addresses discriminatory issues of language, gender, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and social background

To ensure that social workers, Assistant Care Managers record all case work, undertake assessments, analysis, decisions, care planning and actions on the necessary IT systems – signing off all decisions made and discussing any issues that require clarification or further scrutiny with the relevant member of staff.

Employee benefits include:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro rata
Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
Free car parking at our Wat Tyler House campus
Leisure discounts
Legal Services discounts
Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts
Supervision and support from wider Leadership team 
A range of staff benefits including corporate subscription to RiPFA and opportunities for professional development
Wider training and support, including access to mentoring 

In addition, with our family friendly policies we help you get the most out of your family life by offering the following:

•    Flexible and agile working
•    Parental leave, adoption leave and compassionate leave
•    Career breaks
•    An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), for free advice from trained professionals
•    Stress management programmes
•    A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees


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