The starting salary for this role is £50,942 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
"You feel that you're really making a difference, it's really empowering and rewarding. That's what gets me out of bed in the morning" - Lizzie Knight, Assistant Team Manager
Here at Surrey, our overarching aim is to provide a smooth, well-planned transition into young adulthood for the families we support, ensuring that there is no one left behind.
We are excited to currently be seeking two Assistant Team Managers (qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) to join our amazing Transition Team.
This role is incredibly rewarding and we are confident that, with strong support from your team, your career will go from strength to strength, meaning you will end each day with the satisfaction that you are making a difference.
What we can offer you:
- Annual Leave - with the opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave
- Agile working opportunities - your work/life balance is important to us!
- Training and Development - Superb opportunities for development including a Readiness Programme, Preceptorship, Structured Induction Programme
- A supportive, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
- Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit our website
The Transition Team, with offices based in Woking and Redhill, is a countywide service for young people aged between 14 and 25. We aim to give them the confidence and environment to control their life outcomes and aspirational goals that will support them into employment pathways, independent living and meaningful occupation.
About the Role
As an Assistant Team Manager, you will support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team, effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. 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. Additionally, a key accountability of the role is developing staff practice ensuring the team you work within is the best it can be.
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 have created an environment to put you in the best place to do your work in a more agile way, working from home, office, or other locations as appropriate.
Applicants must also hold a valid Driving License and have use of a car.
In order to be considered for shortlisting for this role, we would love to hear about;
- Your 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.
- Your excellent communication skills that enable you to successfully manage a team and develop effective relationships, both internal and external.
- Your post qualification experience, including experience in a social care setting, and your excellent understanding of the social care, health, and specialist education agendas.
- Examples of when you have provided effective professional supervision to less experienced colleagues. You must also be able to demonstrate a track record in inter-agency partnership working.
- Strong commitment to achieving positive, strengths-based outcomes that promote maximum community inclusion, and personal choice and control.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd of December 2023 with interviews to follow.
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.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.