Team Manager -Adults

Location Southwark
Salary £38.00 - £40.50 per hour
The Team Manager role is a combination of office based duties (based at Southwark Resource Centre, 10 Braddenham Close SE17 2QB) and home working.
Line management responsibilities for this post will include three Deputy Team Managers.

This is a lead role managing an inter-professional team within Adult Social Care to deliver initial interventions to Southwark’s most vulnerable populations.
The Adult Social Care Contact Team (Ageing Well Southwark) is the front door service to accessing the Social Work and Occupational Therapy functions of Adult Social Care. All referrals are received through this point, a telephone screening is completed and the person is either signposted to community services and agencies, progressed through to an assessment by Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Assistant Practitioner or referred into Reablement.
The team is staffed by 11 Customer Support Officers (CSOs) undertaking the above tasks, 3 Occupational Therapists completing phone and video assessments and outpatient-type appointments, 2 Social Work Deputy Team Managers, 1 Occupational Therapy Deputy Team Manager and a Team Manager.
The Team Manager aims to ensure that the highest standard of occupational therapy and social work practice is imbedded as part of the assessment process and care planning; by providing skilled and experienced leadership, management and practice knowledge to the inter-professional team, the organisation and its partners. A key part of this role is the implementation of a strength-based approach across the service, ensuring an effective and efficient use of resources to provide a quality person centred service.

The team currently undertakes
• screening assessments – to determine possible OT and Care Act needs;
• All OT intake for all ages (paediatrics, AAD, LD, MH, and OPPD)
• receiving safeguarding referrals and completing initial safeguarding fact finding;
• management of “no replies” from care agencies and other partners including ensuring welfare checks and onward referrals;
• signposting to community organisations to promote self resilience and maintain independence