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Team Leader (Adult Services & Wellbeing)

Job details
Posting date: 04 June 2024
Salary: £43,421 to £46,464 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 June 2024
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 3 days per week
Company: Calderdale Council
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: CC019


You will be working across the various office bases in Calderdale but mainly at The Shay Stadium, in Halifax, for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. In Calderdale’s Adults Services and Wellbeing, we are on a transformational journey, designed to improve the experience of the adults and their carers/families we work with. We are investing in our services and people and putting resources in place to ensure the best possible outcomes for adults to live their gloriously normal lives. And we want you to help us make that happen.

The focus is early intervention, prevention, community anchors and promoting wellbeing and outcomes. Closer partnerships between the Council, Calderdale Integrated Care Board (ICB), Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Hospital Trust, South-West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYFT), the community and voluntary sector is required to ensure the right outcomes and options are available for the individual we work alongside. We aim to create innovative approaches to drive change and improvements for communities, groups and individuals, which addresses social isolation and loneliness, giving the people of Calderdale new opportunities to engagement and a well lived life.

You will have a joint responsibility with the Team Manager and other Team Leaders for staff within the team ensuring performance management, regulatory compliance, and service delivery, ensuring service priorities are met and take responsibility as required in the absence of Team Manager.
Your responsibilities will also include:
• Working collaboratively across the Council, with partners and statutory and voluntary agencies, to ensure a joined-up approach.
• Line management of social workers and other differently qualified staff
• Taking part in a range of case conferences, court attendance, meetings and statutory reviews, pro-actively taking the lead when a social care perspective is required.
• Developing a high level of expertise in particular areas of practice, and leading on those areas

What you’ll bring
• Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards
• An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages
• The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.
• Practice Educator, AMHP or BIA qualification or a willingness to achieve these within time specified.
• Evidence of safeguarding within an integrated care system

To apply, you need to be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration and with significant post-qualification experience and knowledge of the Care Act 2014. You will also hold an additional post qualifying qualification such a Practice Education, Best Interest Assessor and/or Approved Mental Health Professional or be willing to work towards this within a specified time frame.
We require a proactive worker who has a proven record of working under pressure and supporting other staff members. A worker who wants to develop themselves and others.

You’ll bring significant experience of social work, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations. We’re also looking for your ability to mentor both newly qualified and other differently qualified team members. As a subject matter expert in relevant professional practice, you should have a comprehensive understanding of current legislation, regulations, and guidance.

With experience of chairing meetings involving people who use our services, family members, carers, and other multi-agency professionals, we’re looking for your ability to develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.

This role involves travelling around Calderdale and beyond. A driving licence or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.

Visit our website for the full advert.

Closing date: 24th June 2024
Interviews: tbc

Apply online, ensure you cross reference the person specification and tell us within the relevant section of how you meet the person spec.
We always encourage potential applicants to contact us for an informal and confidential chat:
Linda Burchell (Team Manager), or Jemima Bowling (Team Manager),

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

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