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Deputy Team Manager - Adult Social Care

Job Introduction

Are you already working as a Deputy Manager or are you an experienced and self-motivated Social Worker seeking a new challenge?

We’re seeking an enthusiastic Deputy Manager to join our team within Adult Social Care, supporting people following their short-term intermediate care intervention. You'll be warmly welcomed with a Golden Hello of £3000 (pro-rata) upon starting with us.

If you are care about making a difference in the lives of individuals and possess the required skills and qualifications, we invite you to join us in our mission to provide exceptional care and support within a positive and nurturing work environment. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our community.

If you would like an informal conversation or to drop in and meet us before applying, you are encouraged to do so. Please contact Parita Shah on 01908 254941 to arrange.

At Milton Keynes Adult Social Care Services, we take pride in our supportive work culture and try to go that extra mile when it comes to investing in our colleagues. Have a read of our Social Workers' testimonials and see for yourself. You can meet Poppy, our Principal Social Worker on our dedicated Landing Page for Social Workers.

About the Adult Social Care Team:

Our team comprises of dedicated professionals committed to ensuring residents are assessed using a strength-based and person-centred approach. We are committed to supporting individuals in their journey to recover and maintain independence following illness or injury. With our base in the community, our team works collaboratively with health and social care professionals to support individuals to achieve their outcomes and each day brings new opportunities to make a difference.

With a focus on continuous improvement, we offer comprehensive support, training, and development opportunities to facilitate personal and professional growth.

Your Professional Development:

We recently developed and implemented our new career progression framework to create long term stability in the social worker workforce by creating opportunities for progression and supporting professional development. We also provide formal development for experienced social workers by supporting them to undertake practice educator and AMHP training. We provide management courses to help you evolve as a manager.

Your Wellbeing:

We understand the importance of providing support and resources to promote resilience and well-being. We are committed to providing a range of support and guidance to ensure that colleagues are able to seek the appropriate level of support, should they need to. This includes:

  • Access to MKCC Employee Assistance Programme and Health Champions.
  • Variety of Health and Wellbeing Workshops.
  • Quality supervision and reflective practice sessions.
  • Clear career progression pathways and support for professional registration fees.
  • Exceptional pension scheme and other benefits.
  • Discount offers and useful advice helplines for health and lifestyle organisations and shops.

Personal Summary:

Applicants are encouraged to complete the personal summary section of the application. This is your opportunity to showcase that you are ready to make a difference and take the next step in your career and join our dedicated team as a Deputy Manager.

*T&C’s apply

Main Responsibility

  • As a Deputy Manager, you will play a crucial role in developing the team to deliver the needs of the service.
  • You’ll be instrumental in implementing changes to address the increasing demands of our residents.
  • This role involves managing social workers and social work assistants, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams, contributing your expertise in rehabilitation and recovery continuing health care and community support.

The Ideal Candidate

  • We’re looking for an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ideally you will have experience in the discharge to assess model and multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • You’ll care about making a positive difference, supporting team development all whilst delivering exceptional care to our residents.
  • Collaboration is key, and a demonstrable experience in building strong relationships is essential.
  • Due to the requirement to work in different locations in Milton Keynes, access to own transport is essential.
  • Applications will only be considered from those who hold a social work qualification and our registered with Social Work England.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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