Team Managers

Job Category: Social Care
Reference N/A
Service Milton Keynes Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Varied
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Varied
Rate Contact us

About the job

Opus are looking for experienced Team Managers to lead and manage the area social work teams to deliver the highest standards of social care, re-ablement, mental health and therapy services for the people of Milton Keynes.

The purpose of the role is to manage the workload of the adult health and social care teams through supervision and the effective allocation of work. Over-seeing the monitoring of completed work till it conforms to the required performance standards.

  •  Create a high-performance culture within the area teams that is flexible, innovative, responsive to changing priorities and empowers people to deliver excellence, best value and continuous improvement for the people of Milton Keynes
  • Have a clear focus on customer, families, carer and community needs, in the context of demand reduction, ensuring preventative and long term sustainable solutions which enable people to live long and fulfilling lives by maximising their independence
  • Lead and manage one or more of the area teams, building trust and developing shared priorities with the Operations and Partnership Managers, partners and stakeholders, to ensure the delivery of user-focused, integrated, locality-based services for vulnerable adults
  • Deliver savings plans within one or more of the area teams, ensuring compliance with existing controls and governance to track financial performance
  • Develop, motivate and empower staff thus ensuring high standards of staff engagement for your service area
  • Provide effective management and inspirational leadership to a multidisciplinary team to ensure effective, evidence-based assessment and support, accessible care, and a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • Ensure that the services meet the requirements of relevant legislation and show continuous improvement, by meeting national and local performance targets and by setting and meeting team improvement targets.
  •  Degree and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • A relevant professional qualification and/or current and valid registration with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC)
  • Extensive working knowledge and extensive experience of social work practice, safeguarding procedures, joint working and assessment
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the major issues facing local government and the specific challenges facing Adult and Community Services
  • Evidence of having successfully engaged in service improvements or redesign, and an understanding of the need for associated cultural change to embed the improvements whilst achieving savings
  • Experience of budget management, monitoring and control of the performance of human, financial and physical resources in a frontline team
  • Experience of managing staff within a performance framework, ensuring staff provide an excellent service, are responsive to the demands of the role and offer best value and continuous improvement
  • Ability to manage delegated budgets within the strategic financial allocation efficiently, escalating to Senior Managers as appropriate
  • Ability to engage with a range of partners and stakeholders to ensure the ongoing development of networks that foster personal and organisational credibility
  • Available to undertake work outside normal working hours, to work flexibly and be on call for emergencies

Have you heard about our ‘Golden Hello’ scheme? Register with us today as a locum social worker and once you have completed 12 weeks within a placement you will receive £400!

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