Deputy Team Manager (DOLIC) - Internal

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Adults, Housing & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield
Fixed Term up to 2 years to cover a project
Grade 12

£37,890 - £39,880

This job is internally restricted. To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.  

As a Deputy Team Manager in Adult Social Care Operation Service, you will provide line management to a small project team. The role of the Project team will be support Adult Social Care to undertake assessments with individuals living within a community setting who may be deprived of their liberty in line with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

You will have a fundamental role in supporting Kirklees Council to safeguard some of the most vulnerable people in Kirklees. You will provide support to the Team Manager to ensure the smooth running and effective management of the team and will be responsible for the team in the Team Manager’s absence. As Deputy Team Manager you will support the team to work efficiently to assess individuals whilst linking with the Kirklees Legal department.

As this is a fixed term project and not an established team, you will support the Team Manager to develop robust recording systems on the Carefirst Database to inform performance data. You will make recommendations in relation to the quality of assessments and support the team with recruitment and induction. You support the Team Manager with the management of budgets through effective monitoring.

You will support your team to adopt approaches and appropriate levels of intervention keeping them to a minimum where required to facilitate individual’s independence and positive risk taking as far as possible; providing advice, guidance and challenge where appropriate.

You will have:

  • Substantial post qualifying experience in a relevant setting.
  • The ability to manage resources within budget.
  • Experience of providing support / mentoring to less experienced colleagues.
  • Undertaken some management training or ability to demonstrate equivalent competencies.
  • An understanding of relevant legislation and government agendas and the implications for practice.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety principles.

You must hold a Social Work England recognised professional Social Work Qualification and have evidence that you be registered with the SWE.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time.  It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a Council vehicle or your own car.

14 March 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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