Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £50,451 to £51,444 50451 - PO6
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Yes
Department
Adults, Health & Integration
Service
Adult Services
Closing date
09/10/2022

We have a great opportunity for a dedicated Team Manager  to join us in our drive to improve the quality of our services. If you are an excellent and dynamic professional with management experience and dedicated to improving practice to deliver a first-class service to our residents , then we want to hear from you. 

The Occupational Therapy and Sensory Service is committed to integrated working across health and social care and we go that extra mile for our residents, seeking to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents supporting them to achieve their full potential and fulfil their aspirations. By participating in the neighbourhood programme, we are committed to an ethos of co-production to achieve Hackney’s vision for all our residents, whatever their background, to maximise their independence and live safely in their homes.

As Team you will be responsible for the following:

You will lead the team, manage demand effectively, empower residents to focus on their strengths and abilities, maximise use of community resources and optimise the use of equipment, adaptations and assistive technology to prevent or delay care and residential placements. 

Participating in the neighbourhood programme, you will drive forward our commitment to person centred working with a strengths based practice approach and an ethos of co-production to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents.

You will contribute to ensuring people’s safety in line with Hackney’s Safeguarding Policy and procedures.. 

You will be a strong leader and develop your team in critical thinking, risk assessments, multi-disciplinary working in the delivery of strength-based models of practice, maximising the use of community resources to promote independence and reduce reliance on care packages wherever possible. 

You will promote a preventative approach to interventions, maximising use of resources including equipment, adaptations, assistive technology and advice and information. 

You will need a sound knowledge of social care, health care, and transformation agendas and have the confidence to make key and often creative decisions working within relevant legislation, policies and best practice guidance.

As a team manager, you may be required to deputise for the Principale Therapy Lead and provide supervision to senior practitioners. You will offer staff support and guidance, give feedback on performance and implement a high-quality standard of professional practice and performance in service delivery, developing a culture of continuous improvement and learning within the team.

For full details of your key responsibilities please see the job description and person specification.

For more information, please call Nita Patel on 0208 356 1541

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications:  9 Oct 22

Interviews: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworksinfo@hackney.gov.uk