Overall Purpose of Job:
- To hold professional responsibility for the work undertaken by Social Workers and Support Workers who are providing the assessment and care management support to LBN Mental Health Services.
- To support Team Managers and Service Manager with the development, planning, delivery, performance, commissioning and governance of services to deliver a first class service and for Adult Social Care ensuring best value and choice and control are at the heart of the process.
- To support the Team Manager to manage resources efficiently and effectively; without compromising the delivery of high quality, fully integrated services.
- To manage efficient operation of processes, policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of high quality standards in line with national legislation and guidance and local and service policies and procedures.
- To provide consultancy and mentoring / coaching to students, Social Workers, Support Workers and other staff / professionals in day to day work, offering clear, direct advice and guidance.
- To plan and organise assessment and development opportunities for staff to enable them to develop assessment and care management skills to a high standard and work effectively within the eligibility Care Act criteria.
- To promote a positive manner to internal and external parties and potential customers, including pro-actively seeking opportunities to grow and develop the business.
Newham is a diverse borough with a young and vibrant population. There are over 270,190 Adults in the borough, coming from all corners of the world and serves one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse communities in the UK where over 100 different languages are spoken. This makes Newham an exciting and interesting place to work.
Newham Mental Health service provides support to adults and Carers, who may, because of the effects of ill health or disability, need support to live safely and independently. Our vision is to promote the wellbeing of people in Newham, making the best use of available resources to enable adults to live in the community independently and live safely, free from abuse and neglect. We strive to support our customers to make their own decisions, to feel safe and protected from harm, aspire to good health throughout their lives and make positive choices to maintain and improve their wellbeing.
As an experienced Practice Manager you will manage both supervising Social Workers and other staff involved in the support and running of the team. Successful applicants will need to have a Social Work qualification. You will be a strong communicator and motivator with the ability to help lead a team to ensure all service users are receiving the best possible quality of care. If you believe that you have the experience and ambition to make a difference in Mental Health we would like to hear from you.
We are looking for potential and people who can problem solve, prioritize quickly, identify risk, be able to build professional relationships, know and apply legislation and have an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals to achieve the best possible outcomes. You need to be able to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working.
The post holders will be expected to function as an AHMP.
This is a qualified Social Work post, so you’ll need to have a Social Work qualification and Registration with HCPC.
- We are able to offer you excellent personal and development opportunities
- Opportunity to qualify as a Best Interests Assessor and Practice Educator
- A supportive team working environment with regular supervision from a Practice Manager or Team Manager
- Access to a wide range of formal and informal CPD activities underpinned by a performance appraisal scheme and career progression pathway
- A clear competency and career progression framework, with accelerated progression for Social Workers
- An annual appraisal linking your learning and development needs
- AMHP Training is available (subject to qualifying criteria and selection) and regular refresher training is available for those who are already qualified
- Subsidised leisure passes
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Local Government pension scheme
- Access to smarter working / flexible working
- Latest technology by way of Mobile phones and laptops
- Parking permits / Oyster Cards
For more information please contact Nicola Hyde, Adults Recruitment Specialist on 0203 373 1457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application are vetted weekly and we will be in touch with successful applications before the end date,
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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