Locality Lead – Senior Social Worker or Senior Occupational Therapist – Hospital Interface Service (HIS)

Locality Lead – Senior Social Worker or Senior Occupational Therapist – Hospital Interface Service (HIS)

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £33,799 - £37,849 per annum
  • Closing date: Wednesday August 14th, 2019 11:59pm
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Adults & Health – Health Interface Service

37 hours per week

Salary: £33,799 – £37,849 per annum

For more information on careers in social care at Somerset County Council visit our dedicated website: https://www.socialcareandmore.co.uk/

About us

Are you an experienced Social Worker or OT with leadership ambitions? Do you want to shape the way that adult services in the Health Interface service are delivered? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to get your teeth in to that is exciting, fast paced and will springboard your career. We will give you the freedom to be innovative, to influence change in health and social care and to really touch people’s lives – you can Do it your way in Somerset!

Here at Somerset County Council, the single most important thing is that every resident has the opportunity to lead a happy, healthy and independent life. To make this possible, we need highly effective and well-managed adult services that place the service user at the centre of everything we do and we want to offer a consistent, quality service, 7 days a week.

About the job

We are looking for qualified (HCPC registered) Social Workers or OT’s who are not afraid to do things differently to create support that is better for people and lead services through times of improvement and be able to demonstrate the team are meeting quality and performance targets.

You will work a flexible shift pattern across 7 days a week, Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm and Sat and Sun 9am-4pm and you will be responsible for providing management cover and guidance to the team outside the normal office hours.

You will work closely with community and the third sector, as well as health colleagues to provide better outcomes for people and improve the patient experience, working as part of our multi-disciplinary team, supporting people and families to agree timely discharge plans and advising on creative solutions to help people return and remain at home. You will lead the team and liaise with key partners to facilitate improved provision of services, team training and recruitment.

You will use data and customer experience to demonstrate that the transformation is helping and improving outcomes for all.

You will influence the development of our adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working.

About you

You’ll be brave in your approach to work, not afraid to do things differently where it genuinely benefits the service user and you’ll be able to provide inspirational leadership and demonstrate a real creative spark when it comes to your work.

Primarily, it will be up to you to oversee the delivery of our service in a specific location within Somerset and we’ll look to you to lead a multi-disciplinary team, motivating and managing all members to ensure that their work is of a consistently high standard. Promoting independence should be the driving factor in everything your team does, and we’ll look to you to ensure that this is always the case.

You will need to be:

  • Flexible
  • Innovative
  • Motivated and passionate
  • Creative and Forward thinking
  • Solution focused to support people to be independent
  • Able to make things happen and work at pace

Additional information

For further information about this role, please contact Rachel Dinning, Locality Manager, on 07977410726 or via email – RDinning@somerset.gov.uk

What we’ll offer in return

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees, to name a few; generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements, a Local Government Pension scheme, flexible benefits scheme via salary sacrifice, My Staff Shop discounts for online shopping, insurance benefits, gym discount, and employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

Please note if an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment has applied for this role and passed the selection process they will be offered the role over remaining internal and external applicants.

Apply online at https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/our-vacancies/job-details/?jobId=832

If uploading a CV please also include a supporting statement confirming how you meet the criteria.

As this is a rolling advert, applications/CV’s will be reviewed prior to the closing date and interviews may be scheduled before the vacancy has closed, therefore, immediate application is recommended.

Closing date: 14 August 2019

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.