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Mental Health Assistant Team Manager

  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Salary: £35 - £35 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is working with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to recruit an Assistant Team Manager for their Mental Health Service.

Initial 3 month contract

Pay rate negotiable.

Job Purpose:

To ensure the consistent and effective delivery of the Solihull Adult Social Care Offer ‘Our Offer to You’ to Solihull citizens.

To ensure the workforce works in a person centred and strength-based way with people, carers and families to promote independence and wellbeing. To prevent and delay future care needs whilst maximising people’s own strengths and networks.

To assist the team manager in the effective management of public resources including delegated budgets and staff. Demonstrate leadership which contributes to high performing teams that deliver quality outcomes.

To act as a manager within Safeguarding Adults procedures. To contribute to the continuous improvement and development of Adult Social Care Services. To deputise for the Team Manager as appropriate.


– To operate and ensure that others operate at all times within the professional ethics and disciplines of the relevant professional regulatory body e.g., SWE Social Worker Standards of Proficiency

– Support the development of strategic objectives facilitating your team/s positive contribution to the achievement of the objectives relevant to your area of responsibility

– Engage and develop positive working relationships in order to effectively deliver services which maximise opportunities for integration and partnership working

– Ensure the effective delivery of services within your area of responsibility which are person centred and outcome focused

– Ensure that National Eligibility Criteria is applied consistently and fairly within your area of responsibility

– Ensure that the delivery of services demonstrates value for money and makes best use of informal and community resources within your area of responsibility

– Facilitate practice within your area of responsibility that promotes effective risk management whilst enabling positive risk taking and a strengths-based approach

– To apply the principles of strengths-based practice, providing support to people, in the least intrusive manner, based on the strengths, resources and networks that are available to the person

– Take a lead and ensure good practice within your area of responsibility in line with the Directorate’s Safeguarding Procedures and Strength Based Practice ethos within your designated specialist field

– Demonstrate robust decision making and leadership that encourages others to be autonomous workers

– Ensure the effective allocation and prioritisation of your own work and that of individuals across your area of responsibility and the wider Directorate

– To supervise and monitor the work of team members within your area of responsibility to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with legal requirements, directorate policies, procedures, performance standards, targets and good professional practice reporting to the team manger where required

– Manage and support staff through effective supervision, performance and development reviews with a view to ensuring personal and organisational continuous improvement. Ensure the adherence to Human Resources policy and procedures

– Facilitate and make a positive contribution to team meetings, Directorate meetings, working groups and other Organisational meetings as required

– Willingness to undertake development opportunities which enhance your leadership and management abilities

– To participate in the Council’s major disaster plan and processes as required

– To carry out such duties that are commensurate with the grade of the post

– To contribute to the recruitment, retention, training and development of staff within the service.

– To be a champion for the rights of people of protected characteristic groups and be committed to addressing discrimination in all its forms

– In certain teams and roles, the post holder will also need to fulfil further requirements. Examples of this include all Assistant Team Managers within mental health settings will need to be either acting as an AMHP, or willing and able to train to be an AMHP, and all BIAs in the DOLS team will need to be able to act as an Authoriser on behalf of the Supervisory body. These are examples only and a specialist function may be required in other teams and roles


Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years working with adults as a qualified Social Worker in the UK. Senior Practitioner or Assistant Team Manager experience would be preferable.
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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