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Deputy Team Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

 This role carries a Golden hello of £3,000

We’re looking for an experienced social worker who is enthusiastic, motivated and has experience in managing social workers and social work assistants to join us as a Deputy Manager in our Reablement and Hospital Discharge Team.

This team supports Milton Keynes residents to have a smooth and safe discharge from our community discharge services that enable flow through our health and social care services. We’re committed to supporting people to recover and maintain their independence following a period of illness or injury.

As a Deputy Manager you’ll be integral to the development of the team in meeting the demands of the service and will be key in implementing change to meet the increasing needs of the residents of Milton Keynes. You’ll support the team manager to oversee a fast-paced team where every day is different. The Deputy Manager role is based in the community but will work closely with our health and social care colleagues across the hospital and community.  

We’re looking for someone who enjoys a challenge, has experience of working across health and social care, multidisciplinary working and continuing health care. We pride ourselves on the established collaborative working relationship we have with our system partners across health and social care. If you’re interested in making a difference, supporting the development of the team and workforce and want a varied and rewarding role then this is the job role for you.

This role requires you to have a social work degree or equivalent. You may be asked to travel so a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable (or have a driver)

If you would like to learn more, please contact either Parita Shah or Yvette Chicharro on 01908 254456.

Milton Keynes City Council is a modern and friendly place to work. We offer an excellent benefits package including an enhanced pension, generous holiday allowance starting at 28 days as well as a great range of training and development opportunities to help you in your career.

Main Responsibility

  • Providing reflective supervision and support to social workers and social work assistants.
  • Managing and prioritising allocations based on risk, need and urgency.
  • Support workers to produce strengths-based assessments that are reflective of the individual and their situation.
  • Work in partnership with health colleagues and other professionals to ensure individuals are not delayed in being discharged.
  • Managing the flow through all discharge services.
  • Managing and supporting a team and be able to address HR issues.
  • Supporting colleagues within a multidisciplinary service.
  • Problem Solving and managing Complex Cases and Risk Management.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, Degree in Social Work or equivalent).
  • Registered with Social Work England.
  • Evidence of continued professional development, i.e., AMHP, BIA or Practice Educator and experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience and understanding of working with hospital discharges and Continuing Health Care.
  • Experience of leading safeguarding enquiries and attending strategy meetings.
  • Ability to travel to meet service delivery requirements.
  • Understanding budgetary requirements.
  • Knowledge of key legislation applicable to adult social care.
  • Experience of working with reablement, recuperation models and continuing health care.
  • Effective communication skills across a wide range of professions.
  • Demonstrate ability to work autonomously in a pressurised environment.
  • Experience in supporting a team through change.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role. For this role, you will be required to provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business use. This is required for any roles that requires the employee to travel to more than one place of work.

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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