Please note this is not a North Somerset Council Vacancy*
How you'll make a difference
As an Assistant Team Manager in the Emergency Duty Team you will make a difference by improving the quality of services provided to children, young people and adults across four local authorities (South Gloucestershire, Bristol, BANES and North Somerset).
You will have a pivotal role in ensuring performance and quality standards across the team are met, particularly in the area of adult care and safeguarding and the service is delivered effectively to vulnerable people in the community.
There is also a 20% out of hours shift allowance for this post. What will you be doing?
You will be part of the management team of a service which covers urgent social care and housing out of hours, including Mental Health Act Assessments and child and adult safeguarding.
You will work on a rota basis, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays, with responsibility for co-ordinating and managing the work of the team, including permanent and casual EDT officers and administrative staff, whilst on shift.
You will provide practice leadership, and a high level of support and supervision for all EDT officers in relation to practice and decision making in work with adults.
You will form effective relationships with other professionals and services working in both in and out of hours.
As an experienced practitioner you will keep your professional skills and knowledge of legislation and practice up to date and on occasions, you may be required to act as practice educator to trainees.
What we need from you
You will hold a professional social work qualification DipSW, CQSW, CSS , and be registered with Social Work England.
You will need previous experience of working in an adults statutory safeguarding role.
You will need previous experience of management or supervision.
It would be desirable for you to have experience of working out of hours.
It would be desirable for you to hold a post graduate management qualification, if not, you will have the willingness to undertake training.
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post
How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different
We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos . We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well.
They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the people you are working with.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.
We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.??
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. We’re making a difference, be part of it! For more information, please contact Melissa Ward, Emergency Services Manager on 01454 866801 or email melissa.
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