Salary range: £42,684 - £45,585 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Kingswood Centre
Come and grow your social work career in Brent
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Brent Community Learning Disability Service is a newly established, forward thinking integrated team which is co-located within the Kingswood Centre. The Brent Community Learning Disability Service is part the of Learning Disability Service at Kingswood Centre, which has been rated Outstanding by CQC. The team works closely with residents, carers and Independent Providers to provide a person centred service to adults with Learning Disabilities
We are looking for an experienced practitioner who can manage and supervise qualified professionals holding complex cases and who has the ability to lead and manage the team, who receive a large number of referrals, on day to day operations.
You will support the Learning Disability’s Team Manager in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Team as a whole. As a Deputy Team Manager you will work alongside, and support, the Team Manager in providing specialist advice, guidance, support and supervision to a range of qualified and non-qualified staff working in Adult Social Care
You will also be directly responsible for supervising a group of staff within their specific team and dealing with day to day quality assurance, customer care and performance issues. will carry a small caseload of complex cases and be responsible for the day to day supervision of front line staff both qualified and unqualified.
You will support staff to develop creative support plans which are outcome focused and integrate positive risk taking.
You will be part of the management team of the Brent Integrated Learning Disabilities Service. You will be part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) providing specialist services for adults with learning disabilities. We are looking for applicants who have a genuine interest and commitment to working with people with learning disabilities and their carers.
You will hold a Social Work qualification, be passionate about serving our residents, and have excellent communication skills and the creativity to find solutions that deliver excellent services our customers deserve. Have substantial experience working with people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Autism or Physical Disabilities.
This role would suit someone who has a passion for ensuring the delivery of high quality services and who enjoys managing and supporting people to achieve their potential. This role would suit an individual who is committed to improving the services for people with learning disabilities.
You will work in partnership with the management team to deliver on national and local performance framework. Ideally you will have experience in working with complex, multi-disciplinary cases involving mental health, voluntary organisations, forensic mental health and NHS/CCG partners.
We are looking for professionals who can build positive relationships at a number of levels and can bring enthusiasm, creativity and passion to the service. Can you meet the challenge of providing professional support and on-going development of social care practice in the learning disability team?
Do you have the energy to motivate a team to meet the expectations of our customers and stakeholders within a fast paced and continually changing environment?
If so this could be the job for you and we would welcome your application.
Closing Date: 08 March (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.