Social Care Team Manager

Location Lancashire
Salary £20 per hour
Grade 10 Team Manager required for Adult's Mental Health Service. 37 hours per week. 

Must be social work qualified.

The purpose of this job:
  • To provide an outcome focused assessment service to all adults with Mental Health difficulties.
  • On an allocated geographical basis, manage the professional practice and operational processes associated with Adult Mental Health Social Care Team concerning: assessment and case management;
  • support planning and review; and safeguarding and prevention, to promote recovery and mental wellness. To work in partnership with other stakeholders i.e LSCFT, CCG The post holder will be required to:
  • Instil a culture of customer focus, embedded in a confident learning environment supported by effective supervision and appraisal
  •  Provide professional Social Work advice, consultancy oversight and guidance for LCC Social Workers, and social care staff working in Adult Mental Health Social care teams.
  •  Provide Social Work professional advice, consultancy oversight and guidance for partner organisations.
  • To ensure that staff are adhering to LCC recording requirements on LAS and using the Care Navigation service.
  • Co-ordinate and integrate team learning activities, including overseeing joint delivery arrangements, anticipating and responding to change that will impact upon service delivery.
  • Identify ways to improve SW practice, processes, performance and efficiency.
  • Promote independence dignity and respect for all people and carers who receive services.
  • Promote the benefits of SW integration to maximise independence of service users and carers and ensure best value in terms of social care resources.
  • Provide day time management cover for the AMHP Hub in the absence of the Manager.

Core tasks
1. Deliver a personalised and strength based service as outlined in national legislation and guidance and in line with county policies and procedures, ensuring that the practice of staff is lawful.
2. Manage Senior Social Workers, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers and Social Care Support Officers and other staff as designated
3. Responsible for the management and application of HR, recruitment and employment processes.
4. Responsible for supervision and development of allocated staff, including Performance Development Reviews. This will include supervision and assessment of Social Workers in their Assessed and Supported Year of Employment.
5. Ensuring assessment, case management, support planning, review, active support and safeguarding adult's processes operate effectively and are customer focussed to achieve identified outcomes for customers and their carer's.
6. Ensure a high standard of professional practice is maintained across the service through personal example, coaching, mentoring and consultation. This will include supporting staff to maintain their professional registration requirements.
7. Undertake and provide learning opportunities to promote the professional development of staff within the service, including ensuring that HCPC standards of are understood and followed. This may also include supporting social work student placements.
8. Implement agreed competency frameworks.
9. Manage and oversee workflow to ensure robust and timely responses through effective case allocation, case management and utilisation of I.T. systems.
10. Negotiating the transfer of work both within the service and with other agencies such as the Lancashire Care Foundation Trust.
11. To ensure the efficient, creative and flexible use of resources to appropriately meet the needs of customers and to contribute to the control of the area budget allocation.
12. Pursue continuous improvement through the efficient use of resources and establish local appropriate performance management systems to deliver high quality of work at individual and service level, meeting local performance indicator targets, including the effective management of complaints, leading or contributing to learning reviews and implementing agreed case audit requirements.
13. Provide performance information to Senior Management.
14. Acting as the lead for agreed areas of practice.
15. Be involved in working groups and projects as required, to act for the Service Manager in specially delegated areas of work and to provide and undertake training where necessary. In the absence of the Service Manager, to take responsibility as appropriate for operational issues within the area.
16. Work in partnership with customers, carers, other agencies and professionals, through effective communication and consultation networks, to ensure a co-ordinated, seamless response to customers and carers and to contribute to the monitoring of the overall quality of care provided within the area.
17. To support/lead in complaints and disciplinary investigations as appropriate.
18. To develop the training strategy for Mental Health social work staff within your team working in partnership with the learning and development team.
19. Chair meetings Eg: Safeguarding; Best Interest Meetings, Guardianship Meetings, ensuring best practice
20. To undertake the role of Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), and provide AMHP supervision to a named AMHP's.
21. To work in partnership with the Mental Capacity Co-ordinator and Court of Protection Co-ordinator to promote good quality interventions to service users.
22. To undertake other duties at the same level of responsibility in addition to or instead of those mentioned above.