Job Description

We are looking for a temporary Team Manager (Social Care Lead) for one of our Adult Social Care Cluster Teams.

Oldham 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.

About Us

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough. Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough, and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business, and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses. Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater.

Job Purpose: Social Care leads will work across all 5 cluster areas to support the delivery of core and extended primary care, ensuring statutory duties and responsibilities of social care are adhered to and embedded in accordance with the legislative framework for an Adult Service user group and their carers. The social care lead will work in partnership with agencies and professional disciplines to identify and deliver opportunities to address health and social care inequalities. In addition being instrumental in supporting the Cluster lead to improve the quality of services including improved outcomes and enhanced service user experience for Oldham residents within each cluster area. Leads will ensure staff are supported to deliver the statutory duties and requirements as part of an integrated team. Ensuring the service and its staff are flexible, reliable and responsive to the social care needs of Service Users, Carers and Families. In addition the leads they will ensure the delivery of high quality, effective and efficient health care activities across professional disciplines which support the delivery of integrated pathways and address health and social care inequalities. Including’ embedding pathways which support the Greater Manchester Transforming Care agenda. Ensuring the service and its staff are flexible, reliable and responsive to the care needs of Service Users, Carers and Families. Key tasks 1 To undertake a wide range of leadership activities such as recruitment, selection, inductions and promoting professional practice. 2 To ensure health and social care tasks are allocated appropriately to members of the team and monitor that the work is completed to expected standards 3 To support the appraisal process with the service manager and ensure training/learning needs are identified and are supported in those needs being met, including those studying for a qualification 4 To conduct formal supervision and professional supervision of social care staff and where agreed of staff of other professions to support them professionally to undertake their caseload of work 5 To ensure staff adhere to the appropriate Practice Standards and the standards and frameworks provided by the professional registration body where applicable (HCPC & NMC). 6 To promote and ensure staff implement required changes and advances in working practices, and engage with new technology and ICT 7 To co-ordinate / manage referrals made to the multi-disciplinary team 2 8 To ensure referrals are screened and appropriately allocated within the multi-disciplinary team. 9 To provide advice / expertise on complex assessment and intervention work, including those service users who are meet the criteria for continuing health care. 10 To undertake a range of comprehensive care work to individuals with extremely complex and challenging needs. This assessment work requires a highly specialist knowledge base on which to practice. KEY TASKS – Resources 11 To support the Cluster lead in effective accounting for budget(s) and spend of community care support in line with Care Act assessments of need. 12 To approve funding for Care & Support Plans up to authorised levels 13 To ensure procedures are followed for ordering goods and services 14 To ensure the team keep the council and trust IT systems updated, and information/outcomes are accurately recorded. To ensure the team keeps personal information confidential. KEY TASKS – Service Delivery and Operational Tasks 15 To ensure Care & Support Plans are established in conjunction with Service Users, Carers and their Families, through needs-led assessment and are implemented, monitored and reviewed for the most effective way to support needs of Service Users, Carers and Families 16 To support staff in this process and to be a source of specialist expertise, offering advice and guidance as appropriate, for example, with regard to crisis situations and Service Users with acute and complex needs 17 To monitor and evaluate contracts supporting packages of care to ensure they are being carried out in accordance to required standards 18 To undertake safeguarding adult manager role and chair strategy meetings, oversee an enquiry, chair case conferences and risk management process. 19 To advise the Cluster Lead/Head of Service of problems/issues preventing compliance with relevant procedures 20 To investigate complaints/allegations and report on findings. If required, to take appropriate action in line with Council and PCFT procedures. To follow procedures concerning Freedom of Information Requests and Data Access requests 21 To act for and advocate on behalf of Service Users, Carers and Families, within the boundaries of corporate, directorate and Trust policies, as required 22 To make recommendations to initiate court proceedings where assessed as necessary 23 To build and maintain relationships, both internally within the Council and partnership working with external organisations/agencies. To work with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary setting and ensure work is integrated within the community learning disability team and other agencies as appropriate 24 25 To chair meetings and to coordinate activities arising from them as required To prepare for and take part in audits and inspections of the Service KEY TASKS 26 ToService Improvement and Strategic Delivery collate information about unmet need and to raise issues with the gaps in Service delivery, including contributing ideas for solutions 27 To support the coCluster Lead/ production with Service Users, Carers and Families, promoting the ir involvement in processes, and incorporating their feedback into Service Delivery and Planning as appropriate 28 29 To develop, implement and monitor Quality Assurance standards To achieve the objectives of the Authority and the Trust and support pla policies and procedures. 30 ns of service development, To deputise for the service manager and/or represent the Service at meetings 31 32 To respond to enquiries by senior officers and elected members as to service delivery. To use information to necessary 33 analyse data, compile management information and write reports etc. to use as To identify and assess risk as part of a risk management process, including health & safety and facilities management, and act upon assessments Head of Service of 3 4 Standard Duties: 1. To actively promote the equalities and diversity agenda in the workplace and in service delivery. 2. To uphold and implement policies and procedures of the Council; including customer care, data protection, ICT, finance and health and safety policies. 3. To actively engage with the behaviours and values of the Council to promote and support our Cooperative Agenda. 4. To undertake continuous professional development and to be aware of new developments, legislation, initiatives, guidelines, policies and procedures as appropriate to the role. 5. Undertake any additional duties commensurate with the level of the post.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Adults
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**