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Team Manager Learning Disabilities and Autism

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Beccles House, Beccles
Salary details:
£38,944 - £48,417
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
24 March 2019 11:30 PM
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Learning Disabilities and Autism Services, Adult and Community Services.

Welcoming applications from qualified Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

Join us and play a key role in advance best practice in Suffolk, developing new pathways and ways of working that promote mental health and wellbeing and achieve successful outcomes for people with learning disabilities.

You will have the necessary experience to lead and manage a team of dedicated, dynamic and highly skilled professionals managing complex cases within the community. Working alongside other dedicated managers in a network of support that will promote resilience within the service.

Working alongside a Senior Practitioner, you will successfully manage demand and contribute to the effective leadership of Adult and Community Services, supporting the Senior Management Team in delivering a high-performance culture and excellent quality services.

You will be a 'systems thinker', committed to ensuring effective integration between health and social care, through collaboration with partners across the system; including NSFT (Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust), CYP (Children and Young People Service), NHS and NHS CCG (Clinical Commissioning Groups).

You will be passionate about finding new and innovative ways of working to deliver better outcomes for the people of Suffolk, with a focus on ensuring preventative and long-term sustainable solutions, that enable people to live long and fulfilling lives by maximising their independence.

You will need:

  • to be passionate and motivated with significant frontline experience
  • a positive and proactive attitude to challenging situations and problem solving
  • a collaborative and engaging approach with your team, service and partnership work
  • HCPC registration, along with evidence of continued professional development.

You will be applying for a role within a transformative and exciting service area; one that is working hard to improve lives for people with a learning disability or autism in Suffolk.

The social care service in Suffolk has undergone a significant redesign to put the development of locality-based and partnership working and integration with health, at the forefront of our transformation. We have increased the capacity in the Learning Disabilities and Autism teams in order to bring operational delivery and service development together.

We are working to our Supporting Lives Connecting Communities strategy and implementing a new practice model: Signs of Safety and Wellbeing, promoting independence and self-support, short term enablement, personalisation and digital care. Working together is at the heart of what we do and we have a strong core of professional advice / practice development within our service.

We welcome applications from qualified Social Workers and Occupational Therapists ready to take their first step into operational management.

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, therefore you must hold a full driving licence and have access to personal transport.

Benefits include a relocation package of up to £8,000, generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, flexible working, and excellent training and a progressive career.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.

For more information, please email: kirsty.bailey@suffolk.gov.uk or call (01473) 263447.

Apply by uploading your CV and statement and submitting a short online application form.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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