The Duty Team Manager Role

We have vacancies across the older persons & physical disability service and require experienced social workers who have leadership and supervisory oversight. This may include social workers, occupational therapists and any other clinical or non-professionally qualified colleagues. The post holder will do this through the provision of management, professional expertise, skills and advice to ensure we deliver high quality services.

You will act as a role model and expert practitioner within your team. You will build on the team’s ethos of reflective practice, learning and development.

We offer a variety of Social Work opportunities catering to different service user groups and settings and work closely with the Team Manager to deliver a safe, strength based service, promoting and improving independence, ensuring comprehensive person-centred assessments, reviews and interventions, supporting court work (where required) and ensuring residents are safeguarded, enabling choice and control regarding their accommodation, care and support needs.

You will have

• Expert knowledge of key legislation, Social Work theories and guidance with
demonstrable ability to apply this to practice.
• Ability to supervise and/ or manage a cohort of social care practitioners. This
may include workers from different professional backgrounds, Newly Qualified
Social workers and student placements.
• Experience of working with people with disabilities and/ or mental illness.
• High quality written and verbal skills, with an ability to collate and analyse complex
information, and produce clear, good quality data.
• Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team and with multiple agencies to
facilities holistic assessments and working collaboratively to support people to
achieve their goals and maximise independence.

To apply for this social worker role you can submit your CV directly here Our social work job offer - Southwark Council.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you will need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria;

a member of the armed forces/veterans
a looked after person, or have previously been in care
consider yourself disabled or have a long-term health condition.

Additional salary details

Applicants will have a recognised Social Worker qualification (SWE), enhanced DBS and will need the to be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

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Recruitment timetable

Closing date: Rolling job advert
Interviews: Takes place on the first week of every month