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Service Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£46413 - £51351 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Parkside and East Leicestershire Offices, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1GH 


Closing date:19 April 2019 at midnight 

Working in Adult Social Care
Salary Range: £46,413 - £51,351 pro rata
This vacancy will be based in our East Leicestershire office bases.
The role of the Service Manager is to ensure the development and delivery of excellent services and outcomes for our Service users and Carers.
Providing effective leadership, management. supervision and the development of staff, robust management of performance and resources, including maximising integrated working with partner organisations 
At Leicestershire County Council, we want our Care Pathway Staff to feel empowered and confident in using their skills to support vulnerable people, carers and families.
We want you to bring and use your knowledge to enrich the lives of the people who live in Leicestershire, meeting the demand for service with quality, diversity and enthusiasm.
We are hugely committed to improving the lives of vulnerable people and families, but also the lives of our workers. We want you to learn and grow, both personally and professionally, placing continual learning and development within your chosen role as a main priority.
With the implementation of a new strategy Adult social care in Leicestershire is changing; our focus is to promote, maintain and enhance people’s independence so that they are healthier, stronger, more resilient and less reliant on formal social care services. We are focused on working collaboratively with key partner organisations and providing a locality integrated service offer with GP practices and community health services.
We have invested in Lead Practitioners who are responsible for providing leadership to and support for social care workers to improve the quality of social care practice; working with management and alongside social care practitioners to identify opportunities to improve adult social care delivery.
We are highly ambitious and seek people with skills and experience in Adult Social care, qualified Social Workers, AMHPs and BIAs who share our drive and passion for delivering the highest quality assessment and support to service users, carers and families and will welcome the opportunity to work with a department that is investing in care pathway improvements and transformational developments.
Leicestershire County Council is implementing a Workforce Strategy which will help to ensure that the workforce is confident and equipped to drive the cultural and practice changes required by the Adult Social Care Strategy and the Sustainable Transformation Programme. 
Benefits of working with Leicestershire County Council
• Annual Leave 24 to 32 days leave a year (32 days achieved after 5 years continuous service)
• 8 public holidays a year.
• Access to well-regarded training and development opportunities.
• ASYE (as soon as possible after start of contract for all Newly Qualified Social Workers)
• Access to continuous professional development.
• Social work progression scheme after 1 year, 2 years and 3 years.
• 3 years post qualification, opportunity to specialize i.e. AMHP, Best Interests Assessor, Safeguarding (regulated services), Practice Educator
• Management and leadership opportunities.
• Leicestershire County Council has been named the top Local Authority in Stonewall’s 2018 list of most inclusive employers
• Working groups for LGBT staff, disabled workers, carers and a black workers group.
• Flexible working.
• Supervision framework, evidenced alongside professional capabilities framework.
• Degree in Social Work approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or equivalent social work qualification i.e. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or Diploma in Social Work, approved by HCPC.
• The post-holder must be registered with the Health Care Professions Council and is responsible for maintaining registration.
• Evidence of effective assessment and risk management delivery.
• Evidence of prioritising work and meeting deadlines.
• Experience of partnership working with adults to identify and meet need with creative and pragmatic solutions.
• Evidence of working with those who access or need the service to identify issues and identify specific action.
• Post qualification experience in a social work setting.
• Experience of multi-agency/multidisciplinary working and/or of hospital discharge processes.
• Knowledge of; social work methodologies and ability to use them; Relevant legislation including The Care Act , Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act; The needs and issues of different adults including ethnic minorities, disability and age issues; Social Care policy such as personalisation, asset based social work, preventative strategies and solutions.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page. 
For informal enquiries please contact Shirley Brown on Tel: 0116 305 8248 or Email: Shirley.brown@leics.gov.uk   
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.