Adults Mental Health Team Manager

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£46,014 - £55,758
Job Type
Full Time

Team Manager (Wandsworth Mental Health Social Care Team) 

Are you looking to take your leadership and management skills to the next level? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for a Team Manager who can provide strategic leadership and management as part of the Mental Health Service for Richmond and Wandsworth. The Service covers the breadth of statutory functions of mental health social care services including: assessment; care and support planning; review and reassessment; safeguarding; hospital discharge planning; duty; and the AMHP function. The Service works collaboratively with a variety of key partners, including statutory mental health services, primary care, integrated care boards, and a wide variety of charitable and community organisations.

This role manages the Wandsworth Mental Health Social Care Team, a busy, dynamic social care team made up of Assistant Team Managers, Seniors Social Workers, Social Workers and Social Care Assessors. The Team Manager will be working alongside the Service Manager, ensuring that all agreed service plans and statutory responsibilities are met and quality services delivered.  The role has responsibility for ensuring that the service promotes a strengths-based and enabling approach built on the Recovery Model, that services are outcome-focused, that risks are managed as far as possible and that the effective use of resources is maximised. The right candidate will have high levels of professionalism, drive and tenacity and the ability to work in close partnership with key associates such as the Mental Health Trust, Housing, local providers and the voluntary sector. 

About the role

To be successful in this role you will need to have:  

  • A relevant professional qualification (e.g. Social Work or Occupational Therapy) and current registration. 
  • Substantial experience in a statutory social care or health setting. 
  • Substantial experience of leading, managing and motivating staff. 

The new candidate will find:  

  • A very positive and supportive environment where creativity and hard work are supported and appreciated. 
  • Great opportunities for professional, personal development and progression. 
  • An organisation committed to supporting new ways of working so flexible working arrangements are at the forefront. 
  • A supportive management team and peer group. 

For an informal discussion please contact Amy Shardlow, 020 8487 5086 

Closing Date:  Sunday 21st July

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 22nd July

Interview Date: TBC

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. This campaign is anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. 

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This role expires 05/08/2024.
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