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Essex County Council

Deputy Team Manager - Learning Disabilities & Autism

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£40,637 to £49,183

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3 November 2021

14 November 2021

We are currently looking for a Deputy Team Manager to join our Learning Disabilities & Autism team.

With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as those you work to support.

We’ll give you the tools and resources you need to enable vulnerable adults to live healthily and independently. And, as you continue to grow your expertise, you’ll play a key role in the development of our Learning Disability & Autism team.

About the role:

Helping to lead a multi-disciplinary team to support adults, and their families, who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity. You will work in a team that supports adults with Learning Disability and Autism placed in Supported living and residential accommodation within and outside Essex County Council.

Joining a LD&A team at Essex means you will be working in a supportive and innovative environment enabling you to develop your own ideas to make meaningful changes to the service user’s lives. Working with community groups, family and carers you will ensure advocacy for people with learning disability and/or autism. The work of our teams is centred around 4 themes:

- Building and enabling community lead initiatives
- Facilitating independence where possible
- Ensuring a person-centred approach
- Assist and champion the meaningful lives matter programme

Your key responsibilities will include:

Providing leadership and support across a team of professionals to deliver a high-quality service with positive outcomes which enables people to live healthily and independently.
Supporting the development of individuals with the team
Delivering expertise and professional knowledge to provide advice and guidance for complex cases in line with legislative and organisational standards.
Providing an escalation point for complaints and other feedback from service users in accordance with policy, in a way that fosters positive relationships.
Implementing effective approaches to integrated working with partners, communities and the voluntary sector to achieve successful outcomes for service users.

About us:

With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done.

About you:

To apply, you should be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration and be Post qualified 2 years with an in-depth knowledge of complex cases and The Care Act. We require a proactive worker who has a proven record of working complex cases and supporting other staff members.

You’ll bring strong leadership and behavioural skills, giving you the ability to develop a highly motivated, high-performing professional team to deliver the best solutions for those using our services. We’re also looking for your experience of working in a social care setting, along with the ability to deal with challenging social situations and develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.

You’ll also bring:

- Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
- An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages.
- Experience of leading change in a complex environment, and ensuring the organisation delivers best practice within financial constraints.
- The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.
- At least 2 years’ experience in a qualified Social Worker role.

This role involves travelling around Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings – sometimes in an emergency. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.

In line with government legislation, all colleagues who work in a CQC registered care home or will need to attend such a setting as part of their role must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This role has been deemed in scope of this legislation and therefore to be considered for the role you must confirm on application you are fully vaccinated or will be fully vaccinated by November 11th 2021, or that you are exempt. Evidence of vaccination or exemption will be required as part of the pre-employment checks ECC will undertake on you.

What we offer in return:

We’ll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we’ll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

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Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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