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Assistant Team Manager - Working Age

  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: SACP2A
  • Published: Fri 22/03/2024, 14:51 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £44428 to £46464 per annum. Additional AMHP allowance available to qualified staff
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as one of the Assistant Team Manager on the Working Age, Adult Social Work Team.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitable qualified Senior Social Worker to join the management team of the Working Age Adult Social Work Team. The current management team consists of the Team Manager, two Assistant Team Manager’s and the Lead AMHP. The management work as a team to provide operational management to a busy social work team, the team report directly to the Head of Social Work, Working Age.

The Working Age Team works with adults from the age of 18 to 67 with a Learning Disability, Physical Disability, and enduring Mental Health Diagnosis. The team is very busy and the work complex and challenging, as part of the management team you will be expected to cover for the Team Manager when absent and to provide on-going support/cover to the other members of the management team who are responsible for managing the functions of Duty and Safeguarding.

The Working Age Team also manages the AMHP service for the Council and is responsible for ensuring that the Council meets its statutory responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983. Ideally you will be AMHP qualified, if not you will be expected to undertake the AMHP course and take a place on the AMHP rota.

The role will be to assist and deputise for the Team Manager, to manage a team of Social Workers, Assessment and Review Workers and AMHPs to undertake social care assessments, safeguarding, Mental Health Act Assessments and to assist to deliver outcome focused support plans for adults with eligible social care needs.

To support and undertake staff management, supporting wellbeing, training, and development, working with the standards of conduct, performance and ethics as described by Social Work England.
To drive good practice development and improvement in the service and ensure the safe and effective delivery of services to adults with eligible social care needs. To take a lead role supporting social work staff with complex cases.

Our current benefits package for this role includes:

·Additional £4,000 payment paid to those who are AMHP qualified and participate on the AMHP Rota. This payment is reviewed every two years. Next review due March 2025.

·Free parking in specified “agile working hubs.”
·Additional holiday purchase scheme

Monthly supervision and annual appraisal.

·Flexible working schemes with the possibility to accrue an additional flexi day’s leave per month.

You must be a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Christopher Hardman, Head of Social Work on 01744 675253 or 07747 460232 or via email christopherhardman@sthelens.gov.uk. Or Ann Davies, Team Manager on 01744 675253 or via email anndavies@sthelens.gov.uk

We welcome and encourage visits to the team before applying for the post, if this is something you would like please contact the team and we will be happy to arrange it.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: SACP2A
  • Published: Fri 22/03/2024, 14:51 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £44428 to £46464 per annum. Additional AMHP allowance available to qualified staff
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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