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Team Manager (Safeguarding) CDP Eastern

Job Reference: L80-SWA-18-TM11

Devon County Council
£35,444 to £39,177

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious manager for the following post:

As a Team Manager within our Adult Safeguarding Team you will be working at the Eastern Devon Safeguarding Hub based in Exeter, where you will be leading a small but dedicated team of Senior Social Workers and Social Care Assessors.

You will be managing practice and risk including overseeing workflow, providing expert advice and ensuring timely and effective triage of concerns, where an adult may be at risk of harm or neglect, including those relating to allegations of whole service or organisational abuse. Another key aspect of the role will be to chair whole service and complex individual s.42 enquiries. You will be working closely in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including commissioners and providers, to support the protection of adults at risk of abuse or neglect, and to deliver a service to the public that meets required quality standards and which optimises the opportunity for people to lead and manage their own support.

You will be joining stable, experienced and friendly multi-disciplinary teams and we can offer a supportive working environment, with a visible and accessible management team. Supervision is prioritised and we have a demonstrable commitment to staff training and development.

The context for the role includes:

- A strong focus on offering a personalised and person-centred approach to assessment, support planning, safeguarding and review;

- High standards of team performance which compare well with our peers;

- The role of frontline manager is critical in terms of ensuring effective workflow and a skilled and productive workforce;

- The role of frontline manager is also critical in ensuring that teams apply policy and guidance accurately and fairly, that practice is of a high standard and effectively manages risk and that correct processes are followed to ensure a timely response and effective financial management.

As the Team Manager you will provide:

- Excellent leadership to ensure the delivery of Social Care outcomes through the provision of effective line management, comprehensive supervision and casework monitoring.

- Effective communication skills as you will be working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary sector organisations.

- Commitment to involving service users and carers in the delivery of a high quality and equitable service.

You will need to demonstrate that you possess these core competences as they will underpin the achievement of performance and financial management targets.

About you

You will have a sound knowledge of Health and Social Care and will be registered with HCPC as a Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or nurse holding the required qualification. You will evidence your experience gained from your previous professional roles and their relevance to this post. Two years post qualifying experience of Social Work or Occupational Therapy or nursing is required.

What We Can Offer To You

In return for your skills, experience and commitment, you will get all the support you need - from your manager, your own social work team, peers, and wider professional networks. Through individual and team supervision to support reflective practice, and effective locally based administrative support, we aim to enable you to be the best manager you can be. Equally, we are committed to your professional development, and as part of this, expect all staff to complete post-qualification training as well as other forms of continuous professional development.

We are keen to retain our most talented staff so will be encouraging you to get the most from your career, while helping you to achieve a healthy work-life balance - all in a beautiful part of the country. Amongst other things, we offer 23 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 31 days, flexible working and a generous pension. If you need to move to Devon in order to take up the role, relocation support will be available.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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