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Team Manager (Safeguarding Adults)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/01/2021 23:59
£43,857.00 - £46,845.00 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
24 Jan

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Further information

Darlington Borough Council has a vacancy for the role of Team Manager within the Safeguarding Adults Team, part of Adults Services.

You will be responsible for the Safeguarding Adults Team including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and lead on Mental Capacity Act.

The Council puts the needs of adults in Darlington right at the heart of everything we do. This requires professionals who share our determination to make a real difference to people’s lives. Adult Social Care has embraced the model of strength based assessment work to maximise independence, well-being and choice.

Our team managers have a critical role in delivering effective front line services that safeguard and promote improved outcomes for adults. If you are innovative, positive, dedicated and motivated to work with the rewards and challenges of the change management process, this position will enable you to transform the lives and futures of adults in need of care and support.

You will be passionate about working with adults to ensure effective safeguarding practice within Darlington. You will be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position will enable you to progress your career as part of an ambitious and creative management team with particular emphasis on meeting the required management and service performance standards inclusive of the associated staff development.

You will be an experienced social work manager or senior practitioner with the relevant expertise in statutory social work looking to progress into a management role. Your experience will enable you to evidence a proven track record of excellent practice that improves outcomes.

You must be qualified with a professional Social Work qualification (Dip.SW, CSS) or equivalent, and will need to be registered with Social Work England.

In return we will provide:
- Access to a high quality programme of evidence-based learning and development to enhance skills and practice
- 31 days holiday plus bank holidays
- An opportunity to join the local government pension scheme
- Child care vouchers (salary sacrifice)
- Cycle to work scheme in partnership with Halfords (salary sacrifice)
- Additional leave purchase scheme (salary deduction)
- Access to Occupational Health, physiotherapy and counselling services
- Reduced membership to the Dolphin Centre’s Fit for Life Package

Darlington Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Philip Haselhurst, Service Manager on 01325 406737.

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