Assistant Team Manager (Adult Safeguarding )

Location Dudley
Salary £21.75 - £25.80 per hour
To provide professional leadership to Adult Social Care and others to ensure that the service provided is effective and is delivering positive outcomes.

To lead and develop learning and development opportunities and audit activities to ensure high quality and effective social work and social care practice.

To facilitate collaboration with people who use services, their carers and families and a range of professionals of disparate organisations.

To lead on producing learning and development and provide advice and guidence to the service in relation to professional CPD, Practice Education, AMHP, BIA, Mental Capacity, DoLs and CDoLs.

To support the team with the development of Strength Based practice within the Adult Social Care.
To meet the requirements of the Professional Regulatory Body.
Maintain a well-developed understanding and knowledge relevant to your area of practice, using that knowledge to underpin decision making.
Use critical reflective skills in management practice and supervision in line with Dudley’s Supervision Policy.
Provide professional social work opinion based on clear rationale and advanced professional knowledge.
Be responsible for the use of workload management tools, using workload data to inform the organisations workload and risk management approaches.
Support staff to maintain professional/personal boundaries.
Contribute to the development of policies and procedures that result in better outcomes.
Promote a partnership approach to working with individuals, communities, families and carers.
Promote positive approaches to diversity, providing guidance and challenge as appropriate.
Monitor and review practice to ensure application of principles of social justice, inclusion and equality in decision making.
Ensure practice is compliant with law.
Be able to gather, analyse and review complex and /or contradictory information quickly and effectively, using it to reach informed professional decisions.
Provide and maintain expertise in specialist assessments and interventions as appropriate.
Manage organisational change.
Be able to work with and contain the anxiety of others in relation to risk and complex situations.
Maintain an awareness of changes in national and local contexts and their impact on practice.
Represent the Directorate as required and to deputise for the Team Manager.
Participate in the recruitment, selection and performance management of staff.
Contribute to the Borough Major Emergency Plan as a rest centre manager.
Investigate complaints.
Comply with the Councils Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above all employees must be flexible in their approach and undertake other duties commensurate with their grade