Team Manager - Guildford
- Salary:£44,838 - £50,711
- Category:Children’s - Social Work Managers
- Contract type:Permanent
- Working hours:36
- Posted on:3 June 2019
- Closing date:24 June 2019
- Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
- Location:Hope Service Guildford
£44,838 per annum /(BANK HOURLY RATE ROLE) hour for 36 hours per week based at Hope Service, Worplesdon Road, Guildford GU2 9RS.
This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
The Hope Service is a unique service in Surrey and this is a wonderful opportunity to work in a leadership role alongside an experienced management team in a multi-agency setting which aims to enhance and improve the lives of the young people. The Hope Service is a multi-agency service for young people aged 11-18 who are experiencing complex mental health, emotional, social and behavioural needs which could cause a placement breakdown or may require a Tier 4 hospital admission. These needs cannot be met by one agency alone. It is a joint partnership between Health Services, Children's Services and Education who work together to provide support to young people in the community and through day programme provision. At Hope there is a dedicated team of social workers, nurses, teachers, psychologists, art/drama therapists, psychiatrists, a systemic family worker and activity workers. The Hope service is based on two sites across Surrey (Guildford and Epsom) and the post holder will be based at Guildford but will be required to drive across sites and to meetings so a current driving licence and a car are essential for this role.
Our remit is
- To prevent or shorten Tier 4 inpatient hospital admissions for young people with mental health difficulties
- To prevent out of county fostering, community home or residential school placements for young people
- To prevent family breakdown, where a young person is likely to be placed out of county
- To work with young people in the community and/or through the provision of an individualised day programme to meet their specific therapeutic, educational and social needs
- To support young people to access employment, education or training on exit from Hope
- To work with young people on a short-term basis, usually for 6-12 months.
The day programme offers structured therapeutic, educational and personalised recreational activities to young people. The programme is flexible to ensure that it meets individual needs in a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment. In addition to education, there is a focus on individual and group therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, anger and anxiety management, DBT, assertiveness training and practical social and living skills.
We have achieved Care Excellence accreditation and have been nominated for The National Health Service Journal Award and we have been invited to give a presentation nationally at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within Children and young people
- HCPC/NMC registration
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24/06/19.
Interviews will take place week commencing 01/07/2019.
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