Team Manager - Mental Health Social Care - South & West Devon (Ref.4915)
- Full Time
- £40,478 - £44,539 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager position in the South and West Devon Mental Health Social Care Team.
The mental health social care service operates in Devon Partnership Trust, delivering a Care Act 2014 service to those individuals with mental health conditions.
The teams are made of a variety of social care professionals, including Social Workers, Social Care Assessors and Accommodation Officers. All disciplines within the team promote a person-centred and partnership approach to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes for all adults and their carers, within our locality.
The team sits within Core Mental Health services across the area, delivering a truly integrated approach to meeting an individual’s health and social care needs. It is a busy team and case work is varied, often requiring us to be flexible.
The South and West Devon team supports individuals across Newton Abbott, Teignmouth, Totnes, South Hams and Tavistock and the successful applicant can work out of an office space convenient to them within this area.
The social care pathway in Devon Partnership Trust is nationally recognised. Furthermore, there are around 200 Social Workers practicing across Devon Partnership Trust in a variety of teams and an established structure in place to promote the Social Work and Social Care identity.
The Team Manager role is a great opportunity for someone who wishes to further develop their skills, knowledge, and experience in management within the mental health adult health and social care sector. We would particularly welcome experienced health and social care managers/applicants looking to develop their knowledge of mental health services.
The Team Manager role has key responsibilities including line management and supervision of multi-disciplinary practitioners and management of workload, resources, and budget for the service. The Team Manager role is challenging, and the successful candidate will be expected to manage competing demands and various work streams, often under pressure.
The role will require you to manage a team of practitioners who undertake varied caseloads which include care and support needs assessments, mental capacity assessments, safeguarding enquiries and at times court work. You will supervise practitioners and support them to promote independence and apply an asset-based approach which seeks to optimise opportunities for people to reduce and delay their need for formal care and support. You will have experience in safeguarding adults as the Team Manager will lead safeguarding enquiries in accordance with organisational policy and guidance.
The successful candidate will be supported by their locality Health and Social Care lead and work alongside other Mental Health Social Care managers across Devon Partnership Trust to promote best outcomes for adults within the community and stepping out of hospital.
Devon County Council has a flexible working policy. Currently a combination of office based and home working arrangements are in place, in line with Devon County Council guidance. Due to the large geographic and rural nature of this area you will need to be able to drive and have access to transport.
What we can offer you
- We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
- We offer 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
- Flexible working opportunitiesare available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
- Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
- As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as a Team Manager has never been more attractive.
- If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.
- Visa sponsorshipmay also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact:
Philip Beattie (Social Work Practice Lead, Devon Partnership Trust) on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a telephone conversation.
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- This role requires a DBS disclosure.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthManagement & Senior Management
- Salary Details
£40,478 - £44,539 per annum
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 Hours Per Week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required