Team Manager Social Work- Disabilities

Location Southwark
Salary £27.88 - £30.00 per hour
What we offer:
Southwark Older People and Physical Disabilities Service offer a number of key benefits to all staff including Locum workers, which make the Borough and Service an attractive proposition for locum staff.
Please see below:
- Supportive and responsive management structure, with strong focus on supervision as a forum for enabling and facilitating reflective practice.
- Access to a broad range of on-site, Microsoft Teams led and e-learning training, tailored to support Continuing Professional Development requirements, and best practice in the delivery of strengths based statutory social care.
- Flexible working policy in place. Use of Team Oyster card for visits, without the need to pay and be reimbursed.
- Opportunities for transition to permanent contract, and subsequent opportunities to undertake further qualifications such as Practice Assessor, or Best Interests Assessor.
- Competitive hourly rate.
- Convenient location. The Queens Road office is in the heart of Southwark. It is well connected to bus routes and the Queens Road train station (which is two stops from London Bridge and Canada Water) is directly across the road from the office.
- Varied and challenging cases. The work completed within the team supports the ongoing development and experience of the members within.
The role will be initially for 3 months but we anticipate will be extended pending permanent recruitment.
Overview of the Team and role:
The Case Management team undertake longer-term (6 weeks or more), complex social work interventions, working with older adults and physically disabled people; including those with concurrent mental health and substance misuse needs. Caseloads are small, reflecting the complex work undertaken within the team, and good quality supervision has a high priority.
The team’s work includes mental capacity and best interests work, including Court of Protection applications where indicated; and undertaking Safeguarding enquiries as well as assessments and unscheduled reviews under the Care Act 2014, and multi-disciplinary input to Continuing Health Care processes.
The role is one of 4 social work D.T.M’s posts, supported by a team of experienced colleagues, and you will supervise and manage a small team of 4 – 6 social workers.
You will undertake the S.A.M. role; authorise work; and chair complex meetings as needed. You will also undertake a light touch duty function on a rota basis with other D.T.M’s for urgent matters on cases not yet allocated/ where the allocated worker is absent.