Social Worker - Team Manager

Location West Sussex
Salary £42.00 - £45.00 per hour
Job description :
Team manager for the Northern Lifelong Services working within the Community-led support model locally known as Supporting Lives, Connecting People. Good managerial abilities are important for administering a budget and writing proposals. You will demonstrate an authoritative, applied knowledge of the specialist or professional discipline including technical theories and related principles. You will have detailed knowledge of practices and procedures relating to management of discipline. Good leadership skills are a must, as you will be expected to deputise for the Service / Operations Manager and take a County-wide lead for areas of the service when needed. Deliver an effective, customer-focused service through managing a team or an activity across teams to meet defined performance indicators and business strategies. Manage and deliver a high-quality seamless service, meeting customer expectations in the most economic, efficient and effective way. You will line manage a team of approx. 10 - 20 staff and may have indirect responsibility for others within assigned groups. Analyse and evaluate service provision and technical or service specialist information; identifying solutions (according to existing policies and procedures) which shape service delivery. Advise / support agreed programmes of work through the application of detailed technical knowledge.Manage and shape the current and future team service (or activity across teams) and contribute to the development of future service provision, including reviewing and recommending changes to systems, processes, procedures and practices, typically planning on a time horizon over several months. Effective and efficient management of resources, including staff. Effective communication of technical / specialist information to a range of audiences. Responsible for developing and maintaining multi-disciplinary relationships within and outside the organisation in order to deliver a high performing, professional service. Responsible for promoting a strengths-based approach in both your own practice and that of the whole team; and for the application of creativity in support planning in exploring all potential options for meeting needs and outcomes; and consideration of the availability of resources across the service. Develop effective relationships with managers or partners in connection with the specialist business area and management of the links and relationships influencing other parts of the organisation and partner organisations. Support equality and diversity and respects customers, clients and other members of staff regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin. Any other reasonable duty assigned to you by the Service or Operations Manager