Team Manager - Adult Mental Health Team - Adult Social Care

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/08/2021 12:00
£43,857 - £45,859 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Belmont House
Number of posts:
Closing date:
31 Aug
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development and Public Health and Environment. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, and prosperity. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced professional to join our Mental Health Social Work Team.

As Team Manager, you will lead your team to effectively deliver mental health services which provide the best possible outcomes for people with ongoing mental health difficulties. You will promote a proactive and preventative approach, supporting a culture of high-level responsiveness and effective collaboration with our partner agencies.

This highly rewarding role will offer you the opportunity to develop your management skills. Through your inspirational leadership, drive and experience you will develop and support your team, maximising their potential and performance and ensuring the Council’s statutory duties are fulfilled.

You'll be an experienced, warranted Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) and have an ability to demonstrate excellent mental health social work practice in order to support and guide your team. Above all you'll be highly motivated, resilient and dedicated to delivering the best services to adults with care and support needs and their carers.

If you're already a team manager or an experienced practitioner with supervisory experience keen to become a manager, and want to work in a supportive, professional environment then this is the opportunity for you.

Our workforce is our greatest asset. We provide excellent management support alongside high-quality training and we can provide a structured career progression path for you.

Essential requirements are:

• Registered social worker with Social Work England
• Qualified Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)
• Expert knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation.
• Proven experience of leading and managing change with a significant understanding and awareness of mental health and emerging developments.
• Eligibility to work in the UK

Desirable qualifications:

• Best Interest Assessor
• Practice Educator (PE2)

The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

In addition:
• We provide regular professional supervision and implement a workload management system.
• We have a robust training unit, which includes opportunities for structured career progression.
• You will receive a generous annual leave entitlement of up to 33 days.

Previous applicants need not apply

If you are interested in this opportunity or just want to have an informal discussion about the role, you can contact Jacki Paterson, Service Manager, on 01642 771500 or via email at Jacqueline.Paterson@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.