Social Work Team Manager

Location West Sussex
Salary £38.00 - £40.90 per hour
Working for us is all about making a positive difference to the people of West Sussex. As our Social Work Team Manager, you will be responsible for effective leadership and management of an area-based community team in the Learning Disabilities service . You will have direct line management responsibility for a team of staff consisting of Social Workers and Assistant Care Managers. It is expected that the role will contribute to the ongoing development of the service in the context of current and new legislation and changing regulation requirements by central government. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining multi-disciplinary relationships within and outside the organisation in order to deliver an effective, efficient and timely service. You will be working with other agencies and health partners such as Sussex Community Foundation Trust and Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, and contributing to multi-disciplinary policy, processes and planning forums such as Continuing Health Care Panels.
Required experience and skills
(These will be used as the shortlisting criteria)
Key Skills:
1. Ability to make sound, pragmatic, problem-solving decisions including tackling difficult problems of a technical, professional, resource or people-related nature.
2. Excellent communication skills with ability to influence actions by others and negotiate effective business solutions.
3. Research and knowledge management skills; able to apply project management principles and practices.
4. Leadership, effective people management and performance management skills and the ability to provide direction and support to individuals and teams during complex situations.
5. Ability to challenge existing practices and identify innovative strength-based solutions within the required frameworks.
6. Sound and accurate IT skills for general office duties, producing reports and undertaking research.
Qualifications and/or experience:
• Post graduate professional qualification relevant to the professional service specialism (such as CQSW/CSS/DipSW or BA/MA in Social Work or equivalent and PQSW).
• Significant and broad experience demonstrating applied application of the above levels of knowledge in a relevant setting.
• Relevant chartered status of a professional body or equivalent high-level experience of involved practices.
• Registration with Social Work England and responsibility for maintaining registration.
• Significant post-qualification experience in dealing with diverse issues.
• Demonstrable experience of delivering or co-ordinating a quality customer-focussed service to others.
**Please note the candidate will be expected to spend 2 days a week in West Sussex, after the team is established it will be mostly worked remotely. Please do not submit any candidate who cannot be present. We will pay up to £45 per hour Ltd**