This role has a starting salary of £50,942 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.
"You feel that you're really making a difference, it's really empowering and rewarding. That's what gets me out of bed in the morning" - Lizzie Knight, Assistant Team Manager
We are excited to be hiring two new Assistant Team Managers (qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) to join our amazing Transition Team. Here at Surrey, our overarching aim is to provide a smooth, well-planned transition into young adulthood for the families we support, ensuring that there is no one left behind.
This role is incredibly rewarding, and we are confident that, with strong support from your team, your career will go from strength to strength, meaning you will end each day with the satisfaction that you are making a difference.
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
- Agile working opportunities - your work/life balance is important to us!
- Training and Development - Superb opportunities for development including a Readiness Programme, Preceptorship, Structured Induction Programme
About the Team
The Transition Team, with offices based in Woking and Redhill, is a countywide service for young people aged between 14 and 25. We aim to give them the confidence and environment to control their life outcomes and aspirational goals that will support them into employment pathways, independent living and meaningful occupation.
About the Role
As an Assistant Team Manager you will support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team, effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. You will support the Team Manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care and support timely, aspirational transition of young people into their adult lives. Additionally, a key accountability of the role is developing staff practice ensuring the team you work within is the best it can be.
We understand the challenges of day-to-day frontline social work and have put tools in place to improve your work/life balance and make day-to-day tasks more manageable. We have created an environment to put you in the best place to do your work in a more agile way, working from home, office, or other locations as appropriate.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or other relevant allied health qualification, have completed any post-qualification practice or training requirements, and have current professional registration with their relevant registration authority.
- Your excellent communication skills that enable you to successfully manage a team and develop effective relationships, both internal and external.
- Your post-qualification experience, including experience in a social care setting, and your excellent understanding of the social care, health, and specialist education agendas.
- Examples of when you have provided effective professional supervision to less experienced colleagues. You must also be able to demonstrate a track record in inter-agency partnership working.
- Strong commitment to achieving positive, strengths-based outcomes that promote maximum community inclusion, and personal choice and control.
Applicants must also hold a valid Driving License and have use of a car.
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferrable skills or any barriers to employment.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25/02/2024 with interviews to follow. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.