Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
As Team Manager, you will be leading a team of professionals, responding to those in need of social care support and taking appropriate interventions as required. You will be supported to enable positive risk taking and innovative approaches that support residents to lead full and active lives. Our social care services here in Brent use a strength-based approach to promote the independence, interest and rights of our residents and their families. Across our Adult Social Care services, we strive to deliver a culture of working together, positive risk taking and accountability. Our core aim is to support our residents to be influential active members of our community.
We are looking for an experienced Team Manager who can demonstrate a high level of expertise in working with people with complex social care needs in our community. As Team Manager you will provide clinical and management supervision to the Deputy Team Managers and support to our Social Work practitioners. You will attend and contribute to multi-agency forums and develop and nurture relationships within the Local Authority and across partnership agencies. You will have a commitment to staff wellbeing and reflective practice. You will provide regular supervision and help to create a team culture of learning alongside attending leadership sessions to broaden your own leadership and practice knowledge. Ideal candidates will be dynamic and analytical in their approach and demonstrate the ability to manage competing demands. You will lead and develop social work practice and continue Brent’s journey to in-bed strengths based practice. Your role will also include contributing to developing practice within the team and providing mentoring to colleagues in the wider Assessment service.
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, with significant post qualifying experience (5 years +) in a statutory Adult Social Care setting.
Brent benefits include:
- Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and iPhone provided)
- Monthly CPD sessions
- Regular professional supervision
- Generous Local Government pension scheme
- Access to internal and external learning and development via our Adult Social Care Skills Academy
- Commitment to supporting workforce health and wellbeing with access to a free confidential employee counselling services
- Access to privilege card for local retailers the London Designer Outlet
- Access to our Zipcar scheme
Here at Brent, we value the diversity of our community, and we aim to have a workforce that reflects this. Come and join us, we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing Date: 15 December 2022 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.