Team Manager (Adult Social Care) – Cornwall
Salary: £ 32.50ph
Full-Time (37 hours)
Under the direction of the Senior Manager or Service Manager for Area Care & Support, or Therapy and operating as part of the integrated service management team, the team manager manages a team of practitioners that deliver effective care and support which improve outcomes for adults with a specific range of needs living within a defined geographical area of Cornwall.
Specifically, as directed, the team manager directly manages and supervises social care assessments and plans across all the tiers of need identified within the Care Act 2014, helping to ensure that casework decisions effectively safeguard adults, promote their wellbeing and improve the quality of their lives. The role directly manages multidisciplinary teams.
Within this context, the team manager is directly accountable for the quality and consistency of practice standards and performance in Referral, Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review within the team caseload. Responsible for translating new policy, legislation and guidance into team practice. Provides evidence of Peer Reviews and HMI inspections.
The team manager ensures that service decisions are in line with spending principles and standing orders, mindful of the need to control spending within cash-limited budgets, rationing provision appropriately.
The team manager is directly responsible for the management, development and continual improvement of team practice and performance, ensuring that every person allocated to the team for care and support, including safeguarding, receives swift and easy access to appropriate services based on timely assessment and effective help that enables them to remain independent within their homes and communities wherever possible. The team manager takes all practicable steps and safe decisions to prevent undermining the individual’s self-determination and deprivation of liberty.
Where alternative care is assessed as being in the person’s best interests, through strong and effective working with multi-agency colleagues, the team manager ensures that the person is offered a placement proportionate to their needs for the shortest period possible before supporting them to return with support to their own home and community.
To provide long-term care and support to those people with ongoing needs and deteriorating health or capacity to care for themselves, enabling a good quality of life based on as much independence, self-care and self-determination as practicable.
Improving the lives of adults with health and social care needs living in a designated geographical area of Cornwall and allocated to the team
Empowering and involving adults in the day to day delivery of services which are aimed at protecting their right to self-determination and independence, and in deciding what care and support is best for them personally
Providing professional advice and guidance to practitioners in supporting best practice; and to other professionals
Making daily casework decisions and implementing senior management decisions in complex and sensitive cases where the safety and liberty of the person is at stake
Working in partnership with frontline managers in other agencies to achieve a shared approach to meeting care needs
Providing information to deal with complaints, Member enquiries and legal challenges about the delivery of services
Managing improvements in the quality and consistency of practice
Supporting the operational development of integrated adult services, working collaboratively with health colleagues and the voluntary and community sector within the designated area, including GP practices
Safeguarding adults allocated to the team from neglect and abuse, including allegations of professional abuse, and supporting practitioners to implement adult protection plans for those adults most vulnerable to harm and unable to protect themselves
24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
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To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Max Catherall (phone number removed)