The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
The Transition Team, with offices based in Woking and Redhill, is a dynamic and vibrant countywide service for young people aged between 14 and 25. Although based within Adult Social Care, our journey with the young person and their family starts much earlier at academic Year 9.
We work with young people who have a wide range of additional needs and complex conditions. We challenge inequality and traditional responses to service delivery and ensure that we employ a strength-based approach to our work. Supporting them and their family through the Preparation for Adulthood agenda, we ensure that young people have control of their life outcomes and aspirational goals that will support them into employment pathways, independent living, and meaningful occupation. Our aim is to provide a smooth, well-planned transition into young adulthood for the families we support.
We are currently seeking an Assistant Team Manager (qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) to join our team.
You will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the skills and ability to manage and support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team, effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. You will be confident in making sound decisions, responding flexibly and quickly to changing needs in a dynamic team. You will be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families, as well as positive relationships with our partner agencies in health, education, and children’s social care.
You will support the Team Manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care and support timely, aspirational transition of young people into their adult lives. You must have significant post qualification experience, including experience in a social care setting, and be able to demonstrate good understanding of the social care, health, and specialist education agendas.
A key accountability of the role is developing staff practice and therefore applicants must be able demonstrate evidence of providing effective professional supervision to less experienced colleagues. You must also be able to demonstrate a track record in inter-agency partnership working.
Underpinning all of this, you will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to achieving positive, strengths-based outcomes that promote maximum community inclusion, and personal choice and control.
Why working within the Transition Team is such a rewarding experience?
Our job profile will tell you what you'll be doing, but more important to us is how you do it. Working in the Transition Team, you will benefit from a rich tapestry of experience. We are remodelling approaches from traditional institutional approaches as we challenge inequalities that prevent young people with disabilities and their carers from living a life free of discrimination and limitations.
We understand the challenges of day-to-day frontline social work and have put tools in place to improve your work/life balance and make day-to-day tasks more manageable. We provide hybrid devices with a touch screen, detachable keyboard which enable staff to access council systems when working directly with individuals. These devices allow colleagues to work in a more agile way, working from home, office, or other locations as appropriate.
Applicants must hold a professional social work, occupational therapy, nursing, or other relevant allied health qualification, have completed any post qualification practice or training requirements, and have current professional registration with their relevant registration authority.
Applicants must also hold a valid Driving License and have use of a car.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/12/2022.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.